Clostridium tetani


Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Clostridium tetani

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Standard PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)


Clostridium tetani is a Gram positive bacterium. C. tetani is known for causing tetanus.

C. tetani affects humans by causing the disease called tetanus. The spores enter its host through open wounds, lacerations, or burns where many cells are dead. This provides the necessary environment for C. tetani to begin to spread its virulence factors. The toxin interferes with the neurotransmitters and, thus, blocks messages to the brain. This leads to unwanted muscle contractions and spasms, and in bad cases, individuals can experience severe seizures.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes