LuminUltra has introduced a novel sample purification to our MST sample procesing based on the same technology used in our GeneCount qKit™ extraction method.
This new method enables a robust concentration of community microbial DNA, consistent target recovery, and a higher-purity sample eluate more suitable for downstream qPCR amplification.
This new process has resulted in a slight shift in values of our reporting limits of detection (LoD) and limit of quantification (LoQ).
Effective 2023-10-20, all newly issued MST reports will now report the LoD and LoQ values as follows:
- LoD: 5.63E+02 copies per Sample Input Volume
- LoQ: 1.88E+03 copies per Sample Input Volume
Please note that the interpretation of the Results Qualifier and overall sensitivity of the process have not changed, simply the limit values have been redefined to more accurately represent the new sample processing methodology. Past results, including the interpretation of the Results Qualifier, remain valid and unchanged.