Cryptococcus neoformans


Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Cryptococcus neoformans

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)

SKU: PCR-00240-K Categories: , , , ,


Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast.

Infection with C. neoformans is termed cryptococcosis. Most infections with C. neoformans occur in the lungs.[12] However, fungal meningitis and encephalitis, especially as a secondary infection for AIDS patients, are often caused by C. neoformans, making it a particularly dangerous fungus. Infections with this fungus are rare in those with fully functioning immune systems.

Infection starts in lungs, disseminates via blood to meninges and then to other parts of the body. CNS (central nervous system) infection may also be present as a brain abscess known as cryptococcomas, subdural effusion, dementia, isolated cranial nerve lesion, spinal cord lesion, and ischemic stroke.

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