BacTrace® bacterial antigens and polyclonal antibodies, for use in a wide range of applications

About BacTrace®

LGC Clinical Diagnostics’ KPL portfolio includes a range of over 800 reagents and kits for immunoassays, immunohistochemistry, infectivity assays and other applications.

BacTrace comprises KPL's range of native bacterial antigens and matching primary antibodies. Produced in an ISO13485-certified facility, BacTrace bacterial antigens are grown as whole cells in native culture. Cells are then heat-inactivated and validated in infectivity assays, making them safe-to-use, while presenting a broad range of surface epitopes.

BacTrace antibodies are generated by inoculating goats with BacTrace bacterial antigens. The resulting polyclonal sera then undergoes a proprietary affinity purification protocol that preserves target antigen affinity while yielding fractions that are highly specific to the pathogen in question. Combined with downstream cross-reactivity testing, BacTrace antibodies benefit from maximal signal-to-noise ratio, while ensuring defined specificity and lot-to-lot consistency.

Figure 1: Lot-to-lot consistency of BacTrace® anti-E. coli O157:H7 polyclonal antibody against panel of bacteria.

Figure 2: Reactivity of BacTrace® anti-Salmonella polyclonal antibody against panel of Salmonella serotypes and other bacteria.

BacTrace® Products

Our BacTrace® range includes antigens and antibodies for a number of notable food-borne pathogens, as well as other bacterial targets, including:

Pathogen Antigen Antibody
Borrelia species Borrelia species Heat inactivated Anti Borrelia species Antibody
Borrelia burgdorferi Borrelia burgdorferi Heat inactivated Anti Borrelia burgdorferi Antibody
Campylobacter species Campylobacter species Heat inactivated Anti Campylobacter species Antibody
Campylobacter jejuni Campylobacter jejuni Heat inactivated Anti Campylobacter jejuni Antibody
Clavibacter michiganensis Clavibacter michiganensis Heat inactivated Anti Clavibacter michiganensis Antibody
E. coli O26 E. coli O26 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O26 Antibody
E. coli O45 E. coli O45 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O45 Antibody
E. coli O91 E. coli O91 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O91 Antibody
E. coli O103 E. coli O103 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O103 Antibody
E. coli O104 E. coli O104 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O104 Antibody
E. coli O111 E. coli O111 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O111 Antibody
E. coli O121 E. coli O121 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O121 Antibody
E. coli O145 E. coli O145 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O145 Antibody
E. coli O157:H7 E. coli O157:H7 Heat inactivated Anti E. coli O157:H7 Antibody
Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter pylori Heat inactivated Anti Helicobacter pylori Antibody
Legionella pneumophila Legionella pneumophila Heat inactivated Anti Legionella pneumophila Antibody
Listeria species Listeria species Heat inactivated Anti Listeria species Antibody
Listeria monocytogenes Listeria monocytogenes Heat inactivated Anti Listeria monocytogenes Antibody
Renibacterium salmoninarum Renibacterium salmoninarum Heat inactivated Anti Renibacterium salmoninarum Antibody
Salmonella species Salmonella species Heat inactivated Anti Salmonella species Antibody
Salmonella typhimurium Salmonella typhimurium Heat inactivated Anti Salmonella typhimurium Antibody
Shigella species Shigella species Heat inactivated Anti Shigella species Antibody
Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus Heat inactivated Anti Staphylococcus aureus Antibody
Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A) Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A) Heat inactivated Anti Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A) Antibody
Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) Heat inactivated Anti Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) Antibody
Vibrio species Vibrio species Heat inactivated Anti Vibrio species Antibody
Vibrio cholerae Vibrio cholerae Heat inactivated Anti Vibrio cholerae Antibody
Yersinia species Yersinia species Heat inactivated Anti Yersinia species Antibody
Yersinia enterolitica Yersinia enterolitica Heat inactivated Anti Yersinia enterolitica Antibody