Detect microorganisms, faster and with higher accuracy

Traditional, non-molecular culturing techniques that are used to detect vaginal microorganisms are often subjective, labor-intensive, and time consuming.  In order to effectively determine disease etiology where pathogens are similar, analytically sensitive panels can be used to support laboratory research studies. Our real-time PCR-based solution offers analytical sensitivity and specificity for a wide range of commensal and pathogenic microbes.* 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 bacterial vaginosis

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 

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


Expand your vaginal microbiota and sexually transmitted infection 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


Candida albicans

Candida parapsilosis C

Candida krusei

Candida lusitaniae

Candida glabrata

Candida dubliniensis

Candida tropicalis





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 Family 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 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 prep 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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