Pathogen Detection – Australia/New Zealand
Genetic Signatures develops products for rapid pathogen detection. We provide pathology laboratories with real-time PCR screening assays that identify an increased number of pathogens in a shorter time frame compared to traditional methods. This early and rapid detection of pathogens may help to reduce the spread of infectious disease.
- An integrated automatable sample processing method
A complete workflow is offered from clinical specimen to reportable result. In this way results are also standardised from lab to lab
- Rapid detection
From specimen to result in 3-5 hours, with minimal hands-on time, compared to days for some traditional methods
- In-built controls
High level of confidence in results as extraction failure and inhibition controls reduce the likelihood of false negative results
- Real-Time PCR format
No post-PCR handling, virtually eliminating potential for contamination
- Thorough coverage of common pathogens
e.g. Up to 22 gastroenteritis-causing pathogens are simultaneously detected from the one specimen preparation
- Open platform
Compatible with most automated sample preparation systems and real-time PCR instruments commonly found in pathology laboratories
The Genetic Signatures EasyScreen™ Pathogen Detection Kits are for the qualitative detection and identification of the following infectious agents:
|Product||EasyScreen™ Kit||Microorganisms Detected|
|EB001 & EB001-HT||Enteric Bacteria Detection||(i) Salmonella spp.
(ii) Campylobacter spp.
(iii) Shigella spp. /Enteroinvasive E.coli (EIEC)
(iv) Yersinia enterocolitica.
(v) toxigenic C. difficile and
(vi) Listeria monocytogenes
|EP001 & EP001-HT||Enteric Protozoan Detection||(i) Cryptosporidium spp.
(ii) Giardia intestinalis
(iii) Dientamoeba fragilis
(iv) Entamoeba histolytica and
(v) Blastocystis hominis
|EV001 & EV001-HT||Enteric Viral Detection||(i) Norovirus GI
(ii) Norovirus GII
(iv) Rotavirus A
(v) Rotavirus B
(vii) Adenovirus and
(viii) Adenovirus (40 + 41 only)
|CDD001||C. difficile Detection||Toxigenic C. difficile (targets both tcdA and tcdB)|
|CDD002||C. difficile Reflex||Hypervirulent C. difficile incl. ribotype 027 & 078 targeting: (i) tcdC gene deletion at position 117, (ii) binary toxin gene (cdtA) and (iii) gyrA gene mutation (fluoroquinolone resistance)|
All kits are sufficient for 100RXNs or 500RXNs for HT (384 well format) kits
All EasyScreen™ Pathogen Detection kits are for use with specimens that have been prepared with EasyScreen™ Sample Processing Kits.
For more information about the EasyScreen™ Workflow and Compatibility with Nucleic Acid Extraction and Real-Time PCR platforms visit our EasyScreen™ Workflow page.