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For rapid and more accurate mastitis management

  • Identify all major mastitis-causing pathogens in less than three hours in fresh or preserved milk samples
  • Streamline workflow with flexible testing options for mastitis pathogens using the modular RealPCR platform
  • Reduce losses associated with mastitis infection

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What does testing detect?

RealPCR MilQ-ID Mix 1
RealPCR MilQ-ID Mix 2
RealPCR MilQ-ID Mix 3
RealPCR MilQ-ID Mix 4

Staphylococcus aureus


Streptococcus agalactiae


Mycoplasma bovis


Streptococcus uberis

Staphylococcus spp.


Gram-positive beta-lactamase gene


Streptococcus dysgalactiae


E. coli and related Shigella spp.

Enterococcus spp.


Klebsiella spp.


Trueperella pyogenes


Prototheca spp.

Mycoplasma spp.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Corynebacterium bovis



A complete solution for mastitis management

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Semiautomated extraction protocol and choice of 4 PCR panels enables you to detect all major mastitis-causing pathogens in 3 hours.

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Increase lab efficiencies with our range of RealPCR MilQ-ID compatible instruments.

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Increase confidence and throughput with IDEXX RealPCR Connect software.

RealPCR MilQ-ID mixes run on the modular RealPCR platform

Used by laboratories worldwide since 2007, the modular platform includes everything you need to simplify testing and increase workflow efficiencies

Automatic magnetic beads

  • Reagents for up to 16 targets, including an internal positive control (IPC) for control of extraction and PCR
  • Purchase individual components as needed
  • Run target mixes side by side on the same plate
  • Extraction compatible with KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime
  • PCR compatible with Applied Biosystems 7500 and Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5
  • Use a single-cycling protocol for all reactions
  • Analyse all results at the same time
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  • IDEXX PCR experts ensure prompt resolution of technical questions
  • Uses RealPCR Connect Software to import PCR run files
  • Automatically analyses qPCR fluorescence curves
  • Generates a report that includes dairy herd health management guidelines
  • The internal positive control ensures successful extraction and PCR run
  • Laboratory monitoring program helps detect environmental contamination

Learn more about the RealPCR MilQ-ID complete solution

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Why choose the RealPCR MilQ-ID platform?
  • Confirm clinical mastitis to quickly determine next steps in mastitis management
  • Identify subclinical mastitis to improve milk quality
  • Screen bulk milk samples for contagious bacteria to address problems on-farm

When to test?

Clinical mastitis

Investigate to quickly determine next steps in mastitis management

Subclinical mastitis

Troubleshoot high somatic cell count and milk quality issues

Prior to dry-off

Determine mastitis management linked to dry-off

Fresh cows

Prevent cows with contagious mastitis from entering the milking herd