Why we are better than culture.
Acumen has revolutionized real-time PCR so it can be performed directly on the farm.
Our easy-to-use system takes the guesswork out of interpreting results - the software will tell you if a pathogen is detected or absent.
How does our system differ from culture?
Accurately interpreting culture requires years of experience. It’s not obvious which colony on this plate may be causing the infection. With real-time PCR, there is no subjectivity or guessing as there is in culturing. The Acu-POLARIS System will report results as absent or detected.
Current literature indicates that up to 30% of bacteria cannot be cultured, which can lead to a false negative.