Seeplex® Meningitis ACE - Fast, Accurate Diagnostic for Meningitis
Seegene's Seeplex® Meningitis ACE Detection test was recently introduced at the 2009 Clinical Virology Symposium, it brings a novel and fast-acting multiplex PCR diagnostic technique to simultaneously verify a complex range of pathogens that indicate meningitis.
The Seeplex Meningitis ACE Detection tests for 12 meningitis-causing pathogens: five bacteria (S. pneumoniae, N. meningitidis, H. influenzae type b, L. monocytogenes, and S. agalactiae); and seven viruses (HSV1, HSV2, VZV, EBV, CMV, HHV6, and enteroviruses) from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Traditional methods of diagnosing meningitis rely on culture and Gram staining, both of which have notable performance limitations that can result in inaccurate diagnosis of meningitis.
'Seeplex® Meningitis ACE Detection provides accurate, rapid and cost-effective meningitis diagnostics. The test is a clear break from traditional methods of diagnosing meningitis, taking only six hours to detect either bacterial or viral meningitis infection in an easy to use testing format,' said Dr. Jong-Yoon Chun, Founder and CEO of Seegene. 'This test will help to save lives and prevent unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions by providing precise information of meningitis causing pathogens at the earliest possible stage.'
This product is NOT FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN THE U.S.
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Posted on April 22, 2009