Pathogen Detection – Europe & Israel

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.

Our EasyScreen™ Pathogen Detection Kits offer the following advantages:

  • 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:

ProductEasyScreen™ KitMicroorganisms Detected
EB001 & EB001-HTEnteric 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-HTEnteric Protozoan Detection(i) Cryptosporidium spp.
(ii) Giardia intestinalis
(iii) Dientamoeba fragilis
(iv) Entamoeba histolytica and
(v) Blastocystis hominis
EV001 & EV001-HTEnteric Viral Detection(i) Norovirus GI
(ii) Norovirus GII
(iii) Astrovirus
(iv) Rotavirus A
(v) Rotavirus B
(vi) Enterovirus
(vii) Adenovirus and
(viii) Adenovirus (40 + 41 only)
CDD001C. difficile DetectionToxigenic C. difficile (targets both tcdA and tcdB)
CDD002C. difficile ReflexHypervirulent 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.

Regulatory

The EasyScreen™ Detection Kits EB001, EP001, CDD001 & CDD002 (& corresponding HT formats) are for in vitro diagnostic use. EV001 & EV001-HT are for research use only.