Infectious Diseases - Inclusivity/Exclusivity

Ensuring assay sensitivity and specificity requires a wide breadth of both inclusive and exclusive standards. As the largest and most diverse biological resource center in the world, ATCC has the strains and nucleic acids you need for assay development.

Establishing ideal inclusivity/exclusivity parameters is an essential part of assay validation, particularly for the development of diagnostic and epidemiological assays whose results can affect public health. For this reason, ATCC has expanded its portfolio to include a diverse collection of cultures grouped by:

  • Serotype
  • Toxin production
  • Drug-resistance
  • Clinical relevance

These strains have been extensively characterized and authenticated using a polyphasic approach that includes genotypic, phenotypic, and functional analyses. This provides highly accurate identification across a wide array of microorganisms, ensuring that you choose the best products for your inclusivity/exclusivity validation studies.

Use the links provided below to find the resources you need. Or, contact the ATCC Sales Team.

Strains by Product Category

Optimizing experimental conditions during assay development can be challenging, particularly with respect to establishing assay specificity and sensitivity. Let ATCC help you with assay design and validation with our diverse selection of microbial strains.






ATCC® Genuine Nucleics

Ensuring experimental accuracy is critical in the validation of rapid molecular-based assays. To aid in inclusivity/exclusivity testing, ATCC offers an expanding assortment of microbial nucleic acids. Browse our complete collection of ATCC® Genuine Nucleics:


Bacterial nucleic acids

Fungal nucleic acids

Protozoan nucleic acids

Viral nucleic acids

Clinically-Relevant Strains

Infectious diseases are caused by a number of biological agents, resulting in clinically evident illnesses.  To aid in the development and evaluation of novel diagnostic assays, ATCC offers an extensive array of clinically-relevant microbial strains, including those with applications in:


Blood-borne research

Enteric research

Respiratory research

STI research

Vector-borne research