MycoAlert Mycoplasma Detection Assays on Molecular Devices Microplate Readers
25 August 2015

Mycoplasma, the smallest and simplest of the prokaryotes, are common contaminants of cell cultures. Mycoplasma cannot be detected by simply examining cell cultures under a microscope, a sensitive and reliable assay is needed to determine whether contamination is present. The MycoAlert™ Assay and MycoAlert PLUS Assay from Lonza provide a rapid and convenient way to detect viable mycoplasma in cell cultures using a luminescence microplate reader. This application note demonstrates how Molecular Devices microplate readers with luminescence detection mode provide superior sensitivity and ease of use for reliable mycoplasma detection using MycoAlert assays.