EasyScreen™ Multiplex Real-Time PCR Pathogen Detection Kits
“Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases, in particular, nucleic-acid-based methods, are the fastest growing field in clinical laboratory diagnostics. These applications are stepwise replacing or complementing culture-based, biochemical, and immunological assays in microbiology laboratories. The first-generation nucleic acid assays were monoparametric such as conventional tests, determining only a single parameter. Improvements and new approaches in technology now open the possibility for the development of multiparameter assays using microarrays, multiplex nucleic acid amplification techniques, or mass spectrometry, while the introduction of closed-tube systems has resulted in rapid microbial diagnostics with a subsequently reduced contamination risk.” 1
Genetic Signatures is transforming molecular diagnostics via streamlined sample processing methods linked to highly multiplexed real-time PCR screening assays. The EasyScreen™ Detection Kits simultaneously detect a larger number of pathogen targets in a shorter time than conventional methods. Our single universal sample preparation method is suitable for bacterial, protozoan or viral (DNA & RNA) targets and is automatable via the GS1 automation platform or the most common commercial extraction platforms. Our protocols are compatible with all major real-time PCR instruments. Moreover, each kit comes complete with extraction and internal controls to measure sample integrity, correct sample processing, and PCR inhibition.
1 Weile J, Knabbe C. Current applications and future trends of molecular diagnostics in clinical bacteriology. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2009 Jun;394(3):731-42
EasyScreenTM Pathogen Detection Kits are for research use only and are not available for in vitro diagnostic use in America. Genetic Signatures also supplies a range of Analyte Specific Reagents for customers in the USA/North America.