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23rd June 2015  Content supplied by: Alpha Laboratories Ltd

Optimised Fluorescence for Rapid Sepsis Species Identification Assays

Rapid Sepsis Species Identification AssaysQuickFISH™ is a rapid, molecular diagnostic platform, developed by AdvanDx, and now exclusively available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories. It provides 20 minute species identification of bacteria, directly from positive blood cultures. This enables clinicians to prescribe the correct antimicrobial therapy for patients with bloodstream infections much earlier, ensuring better patient outcome, reduced hospital stays and lower medical costs.

These assays are based on PNA probe technology and Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation (FISH). Alpha Laboratories now also supplies the CoolLED pE-300white microscope illumination system that gives optimal fluorescence visibility with the slide based QuickFISH™ assays. This safer alternative to a high-pressure mercury or metal-halide light source offers broad spectrum LED illumination for general use in fluorescence applications. With a comprehensive range of microscope adaptors, it can easily be fitted to most microscopes, old or new, providing a safe, convenient and economical illumination system that will last for many years without additional operating costs.

Contact Alpha Laboratories on 0800 38 77 32 or email to find out more about AdvanDx QuickFISH technology and the CoolLED pE-300white microscope illumination system.

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Date Published: 23rd June 2015

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