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GenoFlow Bacterial meningitis array test

The test detects 12 common bacterial pathogens for the purpose of screening meningitis caused by various types of bacteria.

What is it?

Detection of bacterial meningitis
 
This PCR flow-through hybridization assay is used to identify 12 bacterial meningitis pathogens. 
 
The assay features:
 
Genotyping – Identifies Haemophilus influenza, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitides, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Streptococcus pneumonia, Enterococcus faecium, Streptococcus agalactiae, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli K1
 
Internal amplification control (IAC) – A positive control to verify sufficient sample amount, successful DNA extraction and DNA amplification
 
Hybridization control (HC) – A positive control to verify the success of the hybridization reaction
 
The fast, cost-effective test is applied to human serum or plasma specimens. Up to 16 samples can be tested simultaneously. 
 
This assay is used with the FT-PRO flow-through hybridization platform.
 
Each consumable assay kit is capable of 32 reactions.

Who is it for?

This kit is especially valuable to practitioners responsible for the health of populations at risk of bacterial meningitis.

It’s useful for designing treatment regimes for patients diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

The kit is also useful for researchers involved with bacterial meningitis.

Why is it different?

This highly sensitive test is currently the most cost-effective solution for identifying specific type of bacteria, causing infection, so as to provide appropriate antibiotic treatment as soon as possible.

It’s fast and can deliver results 3 hours after extraction. Up to 16 samples can be tested simultaneously.

The test features sample quality control and is easy to apply.


Advantages

Practical – Detects 12 bacterial meningitis pathogens in 1 go
Fast – Delivers results in approximately 3 hours, tests up to 16 samples simultaneously
Easy – Requires almost no training. Results can be accurately interpreted at a glance
Cost effective – Lowest overall cost in market

Need to know

This is a consumable assay kit, developed, supplied and supported by DiagCor. It requires a compatible instrument and a meticulous MDx workflow.
 
This array test kit is capable of a total of 32 reactions. 
 
Up to 16 samples can be processed in a test run. The capacity of the test chamber is four cassettes, each of which has four wells. 
 
All 32 reactions can be consumed in two test runs.

  • Works with

    FT-PRO flow-through hybridization system

    This state-of-the-art instrument performs fast, accurate DNA hybridization to identify the presence of a target molecule in a flexible sample size. Benefits include high efficiency, accurate results and low cost. The FT-PRO is compatible with GenoFlow array kits. 

    Capture-PRO image capture system

    This instrument captures images of DNA analysis from the DiagCor FT-PRO flow-through system and converts them into data. Images are transferred to a server for storage, analysis and reporting. This is a cost-effective way of managing and archiving large volumes of data from DNA-based testing and screening.

    FT-PRO Auto System

    FT-PRO Auto System is an automatic flow-through hybridization device. This platform adopts the patented flow-through hybridization technology in addition to its automatic operation. Its sophisticated design drastically improves the quality of testing and diagnostic experience. 

  • Workflow
    A key component in medium resolution DNA analysis, this flow-through hybridization device considerably speeds specimen throughput.

    Workflow (GenoFlow)

What you get

In the box

PCR kit
  • Bacterial-MEN PCR Reaction Mix
  • Bacterial-MEN PCR Primer Mix (10X)
  • GC enhancer
  • Internal amplification control (IAC)
  • Positive control 
  • DNase free water
  • Taq polymerase
 
Hybridization kit
  • Cassettes
  • Hybridization solution
  • Blocking solution
  • Enzyme conjugate
  • A solution
  • Detection solution
  • Stop solution

Service and support
The DiagCor support team includes skilled technicians, engineers and scientists
  • Distributor and end-users receive direct training supported by video conferencing
  • Standard operation procedures explain test execution step-by-step 
  • Experienced technicians will familiarize users with procedures by guiding them through a series of trial tests 
     
DiagCor provides extensive training to end users and distributors that covers
  • Correct application of the system, including how to deploy in public health programs for best ROI
  • Practical lab technician training    

 


Options

FT-PRO compatible (32-test capacity)


Equipment required
  • FT-PRO flow-through hybridization device 
  • Capture-PRO image capture system (optional)
  • High speed centrifuge
  • Vortex
  • Pipettes
  • Thermocycler
  • Water bath
  • Ice bucket

Extraction kits
  • QIAamp DNA Blood Mini Kit (QIAGEN, Valencia, CA)

Analytes
  • Haemophilus influenza, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitides, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Streptococcus pneumonia, Enterococcus faecium, Streptococcus agalactiae, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli K1
  • Internal amplification control (IAC)
  • Hybridization control (HC)

Specs
Catalogue number 92014
Configuration 32 reactions (PCR kit); 32 reactions (Hybridization kit)
Technology PCR and flow-through hybridization
Result format 4x1 cassette
Specimens Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Input volume 200µl
Internal controls Internal amplification control (IAC); Hybridization control (HC)
External controls Positive control, negative control
Simultaneous run Up to 16 reactions
Reported results Typing of 12 bacterial meningitis pathogens
Detects meningitis pathogens H. influenzae, N. meningitidis, E.Coli K1, S. Pneumoniae, S. agalactiae, S. pyogenes, P. aeruginosa, L. monocytogenes, M. pneumoniae, E. faecium, E. faecalis, S. aureus, S. epidermidis