Tests for the detection of 14 bacteria associated with respiratory tract infections

Respiratory Bacterial Panel Strip kit is a test based on the reverse blot technique that allows the detection and identification of several bacteria associated with respiratory tract infections in respiratory DNA samples.

Acute respiratory infections are a worldwide health problem that currently accounts for 30-40% of hospital admissions among children. In fact, it is particularly dangerous for them as well as for older people and/or people with weak immune systems.

There is a wide range of pathogens involved in this type of infections, both viral and bacterial, with overlapping symptomatological clinical profiles that make it difficult to distinguish the pathogen by simply analysing the patient’s symptoms. They include: common cold, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, sinusitis, pneumonia…

Rapid identification of the causative agent of respiratory infection, and especially the definition of its viral or bacterial source, is of vital importance to limit the development of bacterial resistance and improve the use of antimicrobials. It will also make it possible to reduce the duration of hospitalisations, to implement rapid isolation measures that reduce the risk of nosocomial infection, as well as to collect real-time data for epidemiological studies on the seasonal spread of pathogens.

The Respiratory Bacterial Panel Strip kit allows the detection of the following bacteria in respiratory tract samples (nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar swab/ washes/ aspirates, sputum, etc.): S. pneumoniae, B. pertussis, B. parapertussis, B. holmesii, Legionella spp (also differentiating L. pneumophila, L. micdadei, L. longbeachae, L. bozemanae), M. pneumoniae, C. pneumoniae, H. influenzae (differentiating type b from non-type b) and M. catarrhalis. 

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14 analytes in the same strip

automatiza proceso hibridacion

Possibility to automate the hybridization process

sistema cod ung evita contaminaciones

COD-UNG system for avoiding contaminations

diferenciacion legionella bordetella haemophilus

Differentiation of Legionella, Bordetella and Haemophilus species/types

variedad tipos muestra validados

Several types of sample validated

Our products for the detection of 14 bacteria associated with respiratory tract infections

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Respiratory Bacterial Panel Strip
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DNA extracted from respiratory tract samples (nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar swab/washes/aspirates, sputum, pleural liquid, ear smear, conjunctival smear)

Detection of 14 of the most common pathogens causing respiratory tract diseases in a single strip. In addition, the test differentiates the most relevant strains of Legionella and Bordetella, as well as H. influenzae serotype b, very useful for detecting vaccination failure or absence of vaccination.

Several samples validated: pleural liquid, nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar swab/washes/aspirates, sputum, nasopharyngeal swab, conjunctival smear and optic swab. This allows a better diagnosis of the patient, as the professional can take the sample directly from the area where the patient has the most symptoms, resulting in greater sensitivity and effectiveness of the test.

The use of the COD-UNG system reduces the possibility of contamination after the hybridization process, ensuring a reliable and sensitive result. However, precautions must be taken to ensure that amplified DNA fragments do not come into contact with future PCR reactions.

High sensitivity for pathogens commonly found in the respiratory tract, allowing diagnosis of their infection in specimens that should be sterile, even when found in very low concentrations. Detection of these micro-organisms in non-sterile specimens should be considered on the basis of symptoms and other patient findings.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    No, the minimum amount present in the sample is detected, which allows its detection in sterile samples even if they are in low concentration. Detection of these microorganisms in non-sterile samples should be considered in function of symptoms and other patient findings.

    In principle, any extraction method that provides quality DNA can be used. However, some extraction kits based on silica columns may be contaminated with Legionella, which can lead to false positives. It is recommended to extract blanks before using real samples to confirm the usefulness of the extraction method.