Germantown, MD 6/25/2007 Clongen Laboratories release the first commercial kit for detection of Blastocystis hominis by PCR. The kit, BlastoFind (TM) is based on a primer sequence developed by Dr. Graham Clark's research group. Dr. Clark is a noted researcher in protozoal genetics at the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (view abstract of article)
Pricing for the kit is $300 for 100 reactions, $150 for 50 reactions. Shipping in the USA is $30 for overnight shipping. Please check the "Test Kits" page for details.
The development of this commercial kit was supported and facilitated by the Blastocystis Research Foundation
and we would like to thank them for their support.