Background: Streptococcus agalactiae (also known as Group B streptococcus or GBS) is a beta-hemolytic Grampositive streptococcus. It is pathogenic primarily for animals, but can also infect humans. In cattle, it causes mastitis, which leads to diminished milk production. Transmission occurs during milking. Streptococcus agalactiae secretes a protein (CAMP factor) which causes haemolysis in the presence of beta-toxin of Staphylococcus aureus in blood agar.

Description: BactoReal® Kit Streptococcus agalactiae uses real-time PCR for the detection of the cfb gene of S. agalactiae. Our carefully designed primers and probe ensure highest sensitivity and specificity. The kit consists of an assay mix for the detection of the pathogen as well as a positive control and an internal positive control (IPC). To minimize PCR cross-contamination,the reaction mix included contains dUTP and uracil-N glycosylase (UNG). For more detailed information see here.

BactoReal® Kit Streptococcus agalactiae
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DVEB01511100FAMVIC/HEXcfb
DVEB01513100FAMCY5cfb
DVEB0155150FAMVIC/HEXcfb
DVEB0155350FAMCY5cfb
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: cfb gene of Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Real-time PCR with rapid hot-start Taq DNA polymerase
  • ROX™ dye as passive reference
  • Internal Positive Control System to exclude false-negative results
  • Optimized to handle PCR inhibitors
  • PCR- platforms: runs on all established standard real-time PCR- platforms
  • Harmonized thermal profiles to run RNA and DNA samples simultaneously
  • Available formats: Kit (with reaction mix) or Assay-only

PCR platforms: BactoReal® Kit Streptococcus agalactiae is developed and validated for the Applied Biosystems® 7500 System (Thermo Fisher Scientific), LightCycler® 480 (Roche) and Mx3005P® QPCR System (Agilent), but is also suitable for other real-time PCR instruments.


Assay: Optional this product is also available as an assay-only format with primers, probe and a positive control, but without reaction mix.

BactoReal® Streptococcus agalactiae
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGV900100FAM-cfb
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal®, ParoReal® and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.