Compatibility with thermocyclers and extraction methods

Fast Track Diagnostics kits are compatible with many of the most widely available real-time PCR open-system thermocyclers used in laboratories today.

Offering one of the widest ranges of assays available, our kits are an effective way of rapidly expanding the content and usage of expensive instruments occupying a relatively large footprint on the lab bench.

Fast Track Diagnostics kits are compatible with more than 10 thermocyclers, including amongst others: 

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Applied Biosystems 7500 fast (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Applied Biosystems ViiA™7 (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • QuantStudio 5™ (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Rotor-Gene 3000 (Qiagen)
  • Rotor-Gene 6000 (Qiagen)
  • Rotor-Gene Q (Qiagen)
  • LightCycler® 480 (Roche)
  • CFX96™ (Bio-Rad)
  • DX (Bio-Rad™)
  • SmartCycler® (Cepheid)
  • qTOWER³ (Analytik Jena)
  • VERSANT® kPCR AD module (Siemens)
  • Mic (Bio Molecular Systems)
  • Etc.

The full competibility list can be found on FTD website > Resources. 

Detailed instructions on how to use our kits with each thermocycler can be found on FTD website > Resources.

We are always adding new instruments, so please contact us to find out if we are validating any which are not listed above.

Note: our kits use 4 dyes with distinct excitation and emission wavelengths; green (520nm); yellow (550nm); orange (610nm); red (670nm). For an instrument to be compatible it must be able to detect in all of these channels.


Our kits are also compatible with a wide range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual extraction methods, such as:

  • NucliSENS® easyMAG® (bioMérieux)
  • RTP® Pathogen Kit (STRATEC Biomedical AG)
  • RTP® Bacteria DNA Mini Kit (STRATEC Biomedical AG)
  • Duplicα ® Prep (EuroClone®)
  • Maxwell® (Promega)
  • QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen)
  • QIAamp MiniElute Virus spin (Qiagen)
  • QIAamp Viral RNA Mini (Qiagen)
  • MagMax™ (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • QIAsymphony® SP instrument (Qiagen)
  • Arrow/ LIAISON®IXT (DiaSorin), SeePrep12™
  • Magtration® System 12GC PLUS (PSS®)
  • DNA preparation with InstaGene™ Matrix (Bio-Rad)
  • NucleoSpin® Blood (Macherey-Nagel)
  • NucleoSpin® DNA/RNA Virus Kit (Macherey-Nagel)
  • MagNA Pure 96 System (Roche)
  • Etc.

The full compatibility list can be found on FTD website > Resources.