We have begun the clinical evaluation studies for our new GenomEra Norovirus assay in three Finnish hospital laboratories. The assay is a direct RT-PCR test for stool samples with less than 2 minutes hands-on-time including only simple sample dilution and heating steps. The assay simultaneously detects and differentiates norovirus genogroups GI and GII with a turnaround time of around one hour. The assay will be available soon for diagnostic use (CE-IVD).
Human noroviruses, RNA viruses of the family Caliciviridae, are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide and cause substantial levels of morbidity and mortality. Symptoms usually include acute onset of vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea. Noroviruses are also considered to be the most common viral agents of epidemic food-borne and water-borne viral gastroenteritis.
Interested for evaluation? Contact us or your local distributor.
GenomEra® MRSA/SA AC Test with the updated mecC detection has now received CE-IVD marking and is available. The test is compatible with both blood cultures and plate colony samples with excellent clinical performance. For more information please visit our MRSA/SA AC product page.
Abacus Diagnostica will be exhibiting at ScanBalt Forum 2016 on the 19th – 20th of October 2016 at Conference Center Mauno in Turku, Finland.
Come and visit us at our booth.
For more information on the event visit the event website.
We hope to see you there!
The company’s new website has been launched. The site has a redesigned, modern look and it’s now fully mobile device compatible.
In addition to current 4 hours and overnight application, Abacus develops a rapid, high performing and cost-efficient diagnostic PCR test for direct GBS swab specimens at the time of delivery.Read more