We offer two services to test for contamination in your stem cell culture. With the Cellartis Human Pathogen and Mycoplasma Testing Service, we use PCR to test your cell lines for Mycoplasma spp. and 19 human pathogens: HIV1, HIV2, HTLV1, HTLV2, Hepatitis virus A, Hepatitis virus B, Hepatitis virus C, Hantaviruses (Hantaan, Seoul, Sin Nombre viruses), HSV1, HSV2, HCMV, HHV 6, HHV 8, HAdV, HPV, LCMV, VZV, EBV, and Treponema pallidum (Syphilis).
With the Cellartis Sterility Testing Service, we start by directing inoculating your sample into media that support bacterial and fungal growth. The media are incubated for 10 days, and then we use MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and DNA sequencing to identify contaminants.