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31st August 2016  Content supplied by: Mobidiag Oy

Multiplex PCR Amplidiag® Detects Main Enteric Parasites from Stools

Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company, has announced the launch of its CE-IVD marked Amplidiag® Stool Parasites kit, a molecular test allowing detection of the main diarrhea causing stool parasites: Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium spp., Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis.

Pathogenic protozoa are the main causative agents of parasite-associated gastroenteritis due to their ability to multiply in humans. If not detected and treated in time, they can cause diarrhea and a wide variety of other prolonged symptoms, such as colitis, abdominal discomfort, and nausea, symptoms that compromise quality of human life. As a result, infections caused by stool parasites raise important public health challenges with a strong economic impact globally.

Amplidiag® Stool Parasites is a qualitative multiplex PCR test allowing cost-effective and fast analysis of the most common gastrointestinal parasites found in stool by reducing substantially the burden of microscopy, time to process samples and hands-on-time.

“Amplidiag® Stool Parasites comes in action when infection with stool parasites is suspected. This test allows to take faster and more reliable decisions for the patient. By winning the CE-IVD marking, Amplidiag® Stool Parasites adds up to the Amplidag® product line, further expanding Mobidiag’s gastrointestinal test panels and making it one of the most comprehensive offer on the market” said Jan Wikstén, Sales Manager at Mobidiag.

This test is intended for use by trained and qualified clinical laboratory personnel only. Please read carefully the instructions found in the user manual and/or the labeling.

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Date Published: 31st August 2016

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