Naegleria fowleri


Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Naegleria fowleri

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-00466-K Categories: , , , , ,


Naegleria fowleri, colloquially known as the “brain-eating amoeba”, is a free-living, bacteria-eating microorganism that can be pathogenic. It causes an extremely rare fulminant and fatal brain infection called naegleriasis, also known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis.

This microorganism is typically found in bodies of warm freshwater, such as ponds, lakes, rivers, almost exclusively in hot geographic areas, and hot springs. It is also found in the soil near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and in unchlorinated or minimally-chlorinated (under 0.5 mcg/ltr residual) swimming pools. It cannot survive in sea water.

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