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Aspergillus ELITe MGB® Kit

Aspergillosis is the most common cause of fungal infection among stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients, resulting in high mortality if untreated. Patients with weakened immune system and lung diseases are at higher risk of developing severe outcomes. Early detection and quantification of Aspergillus with molecular methods is crucial to isolate infected patients and provide an appropriate treatment.

 

Aspergillus ELITe MGB® Kit is a quantitative PCR assay for the detection and quantification of the DNA of the Aspergillus genus:  Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus versicolor and Aspergillus glaucus.

 

Benefits

Conserved targets· Region of Aspergillus rDNA18s gene and human beta-globin gene as an internal control
Easy-to-use· Monoreagent, ready-to-use
Best-in class PCR technology· ELITe MGB probes designed with Minor Groove Binder, Superbases® and Eclipse® Dark Quencher
Samples· Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and bronchial aspirate (BA)
Instruments· Thermal cyclers: ABI 7500 Fast DX Real Time PCR instrument and 7500 Real Time PCR System
High performance· 100% clinical sensitivity and 97.8% clinical specificity
Complete Respiratory Infection menu· Complete respiratory Infections range with Respiratory Viral ELITe MGB® Panel, Respiratory Bacterial ELITe MGB® Panel and MDR/MTB ELITe MGB Kit*

 

Ordering Information

Product Name Description Reference
Aspergillus spp. ELITe MGB Kit4 tubes, 25 reactions eachRTS110PLD
Aspergillus spp. ELITe Standard 2 sets of 4 levels, 8 reactions each STD110PLD

 

 

MTB ELITe MGB® Kit

The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex (MTBC) is a genetically related group of Mycobacterium species responsible for tuberculosis in humans, one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Tuberculosis is primarily a pulmonary disease transmitted via contaminated aerosol droplets but has many clinical manifestations, affecting bone, the central nervous system and leading to severe outcomes if untreated. Rapid and reliable detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis species with molecular methods is crucial, especially in immunocompromised subjects, to provide an appropriate therapy.

MTB ELITe MGB® Kit is a qualitative PCR assay for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex DNAs (M.tuberculosis, M.africanum, M.bovis, M. bovis BCG, M.microti and M.canettii). The assay is CE-IVD validated on bronchoalveolar lavages and bronchial aspirates with automated extraction and PCR systems.