Detect microorganisms, faster and with higher accuracy

Research to better characterize and identify vaginal microbiota is important for the health of women, their fetuses, and newborns. Globally, there are approximately 1 billion women affected each year by urogenital infections, including vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis alone affects 21.2 million women annually, and is the most common vaginal condition affecting women ages 15–44 [1]. This makes the detection of common vaginal pathogens important for clinical researchers to understand outbreaks and disease etiology.

Molecular tests are more reliable, accurate, and sensitive compared to traditional culture and microscopy methods. Real-time PCR can provide results in as little as 4–6 hours, whereas manual methods, such as culture, can take 3 days or longer [2,3].

The Applied Biosystems™ TaqMan™ OpenArray™ Vaginal Microbiota Comprehensive Plate employs real-time PCR technology, offering an end-to-end workflow for the detection of a broad range of vaginal infections by utilizing the power of Applied Biosystems QuantStudio real-time PCR systems.

Our range of Applied Biosystems TaqMan Assays gives you the flexibility and freedom to configure a highly accurate and scalable testing solution that is right for your lab.

Broad detection—research a wide range of microorganism targets associated with vaginal infections

Accurate and reproducible results—assays demonstrated to be highly accurate with reproducible performance in numerous tests for analytical sensitivity and specificity on different sample types

Scalable flexible workflow—real-time PCR and our variety of assay formats enable you to process tens to hundreds of samples per day on a single instrument 

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Expand your vaginal microbiota research with real-time PCR

Broad detection of microorganisms

Real-time PCR can detect slow-growing or difficult-to-culture microorganisms, and can be used when traditional methods lead to ambiguous results. Utilizing real-time PCR along with microorganism-specific TaqMan Assays enable rapid and accurate detection and categorization of multiple microorganisms involved in vaginal microbiome composition and dynamics. Including many of these TaqMan Assays on a single research panel provides detection of the presence of multiple microorganisms and an indication of the overall status of vaginal microbiota. 

TaqMan OpenArray Vaginal Microbiota Panel details


Atopobium vaginae

Bacteroides fragilis


Enterococcus faecalis

Escherichia coli O1

Gardnerella vaginalis

Lactobacillus crispatus

Staphylococcus aureaus

Ureaplasma urealyticum

Lactobacillus gasseri

Lactobacillus iners

Lactobacillus jensenii

Mobiluncus curtisii

Mobiluncus mulieris

Streptococcus agalactiae (group B)

Mycoplasma genitalium

Mycoplasma hominis

Prevotella bivia

Uncultured Megasphaera 1

Uncultured Megasphaera 2

Haemophilus ducreyi

Chlamydia trachomatis

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Treponema pallidum

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Candida albicans

Candida parapsilosis C

Candida krusei

Candida lusitaniae

Candida glabrata

Candida dubliniensis

Candida tropicalis


Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1)

Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2)


Trichomonas vaginalis


Accurate and reproducible results

Applied Biosystems TaqMan assays for vaginal microorganisms have been tested to help ensure analytical performance has been achieved. Verification data demonstrates that our panel achieves excellent analytical accuracy, specificity, and sensitivity when tested against genomic DNAs (gDNAs) and synthetic controls so as to enable the success of your research studies.


Scalable qPCR workflow

The QuantStudio portfolio of instruments can meet any throughput requirement. For higher throughput laboratories, leverage our OpenArray nanofluidic technology. This technology allows labs to process up to 600 samples per day on a single instrument. A complete end-to-end solution is available and includes the Thermo Fisher Scientific KingFisher™ Flex benchtop automated DNA/RNA extraction instrument, convenient extraction and purification kits, and the OpenArray™ AccuFill™ System. Combined, these systems can automate sample and liquid handling to enable the processing of hundreds to thousands of research samples per day.  

Scalable qPCR Workflow

Whether you already own an instrument or are considering an expansion to your capabilities, your sample processing and throughput requirements can be addressed through the different formats compatible with your instrument (such as TaqMan array cards, 96- or 384-well plates, or single tube assays) with made-to-stock or custom panels. Learn more about how OpenArray technology can be an ideal solution for handling large numbers of samples.

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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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