The Target Tube UIC is required for the analysis of each water sample and checks that the DNA isolation and the qPCR analysis have been successful. This makes it an extra quality control and prevents erroneous results from being produced. The Target Tube UIC is packed per 50 pieces and is ready for use. The shelf life of the Target Tube is at least 1 year at room temperature, if stored in the dark.
The importance of this qPCR measurement is that we can measure the quality of swimming water on the day itself instead of 3 days before.
Sander van Eijck, AQUON