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Diagnostic Test Kit to Detect Mycobacterium Other Than Tuberculosis (MOTT).    

The kit allows a rapid (less than 24 hours) diagnose MOTT infections in humans or animals.


The rapid identification of mycobacteria is important to control infections and their medical management. The inventors have developed a new procedure that is PCR-based and effective in diagnozing Mycobacteria Other Than Tuberculosis (MOTT) infections from patient specimens in clinical testing. This technology is far superior to classical testing methods and biochemical tests. It uses a sequence of the internal transcribed spacer sequences (ITSS) to identify MOTT and distinguish them from Mycobacteria Tuberculosis (MTB).

This new approach amplifies the rDNA of eleven different MOTT species in a single test and does not amplify M. tuberculosis DNA. This test can be applied directly on patient samples, both fresh and formalin-fixed, greatly decreasing the turnaround time
It also provides test kits for determining whether a patient is infected with MOTT, MTB, or M. chelonae.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 435: Chemistry: Molecular Biology And Microbiology

This class provides for the following subject matter when not provided for elsewhere: A process of using a microorganism or enzyme to synthesize a chemical product. A process of treating a material with a microorganism or enzyme to separate, liberate, or purify a preexisting substance. An in vitro process of measuring and testing in which: (1) A microorganism or enzyme is used to determine the presence or identity of a compound or composition in a sample; (2) A microorganism is identified by propagation; (3) An enzyme is identified by its catalytic activity; (4) The presence of microorganisms is detected; (5) A live microorganism is used in an antigen antibody test as an antigen; (6) Fixed or stabilized nonliving microorganisms, cells, or tissues are involved. A process of propagating a microorganism. A process in which the genetic structure of a microorganism or extrachromosomal genetic structure is altered. A process of organ or tissue maintenance. A process of mashing or malting. Microorganisms, per se, or the subcellular parts thereof. Enzymes, immobilized enzymes or enzyme containing compositions not otherwise provided for and the processes for purifying enzymes or forming immobilized enzymes. Compositions claimed or solely disclosed as for the propagation of microorganisms or for measuring and testing processes. Using microorganisms to destroy hazardous or toxic waste.

Subclass 6: Involving nucleic acid
Subclass 91.2: Acellular exponential or geometric amplification (e.g., PCR, etc.)

Class 536: Organic Compounds -- Part Of The Class 532 Series

The classes of the 532 series embrace monomeric organic carbon compounds and polymeric organic carbon compounds that are not solid synthetic resins, natural rubbers, or hydrocarbons.

Subclass 24.32: Probes for detection of microbial nucleotide sequences