iQ-Check Cronobacter spp. Kit

Cronobacter, formerly named Enterobacter sakazakii, is a ubiquitous pathogen that has been isolated from food, environment and clinical sources. It is associated with rare but fatal infant infection linked to the consumption of reconstituted powdered infant formula.

The iQ-Check™ Cronobacter spp. kit is based on the fast, sensitive, and proven technology of real-time PCR. The kit is intended for the detection of Cronobacter spp. in food, mainly infant formula and baby food, and environmental samples.

Due to the sensitivity and specificity of PCR, results can be obtained in as little as 16 hr following a single enrichment in nonselective buffered peptone water.

Highly Specific and Reliable

The iQ-Check Cronobacter spp. kit uses an optimized system of primers and probes to ensure high specificity and eliminate cross-reactions. It is designed as a multiplex reaction that includes an internal inhibition control that is amplified in parallel with the target DNA for a reliable result.

Maximum Flexibility

Developed as an open and flexible system, the iQ-Check Cronobacter spp. kit can be used for up to 94 samples. Reactions can be run on low- or high-throughput Bio-Rad instruments, depending on the laboratory’s needs. Different iQ-Check tests can also be run in parallel.

A Complete Solution

Bio-Rad offers a complete solution with standardized reagents, such as enrichment media, PCR kits, confirmation agars, and PCR detection systems, in addition to software for automated analysis specific to each test.

Kit Components

  • Lysis reagent for DNA extraction
  • Fluorescent probes
  • PCR amplification mix
  • Positive and negative PCR controls


Key Benefits

Faster Results

  • Test results within hours after 16 hr enrichment
  • Rapid screening of up to 94 samples

Easy To Use

  • Simple DNA extraction
  • Automated amplification and detection
  • Ready-to-use reagents, including for DNA extraction

Minimal Risk

  • Positive and negative PCR controls, plus an internal inhibition control
  • Specific primers and probes

A Complete Solution

  • Standardized Bio-Rad reagents:
  • Enrichment media
  • iQ-Check kits
  • Chromogenic agars
  • Validated Bio-Rad equipment and software for automated data analys