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Recent publication: GenomEra C. difficile test demonstrates increased reliability for standalone molecular diagnostics
While covid19 is spreading, there are still other worries to deal with. Standalone PCR testing for C. difficile diagnostics is often criticized for overdiagnosis of CDI. In a recent publication (doi:10.1128/JCM.01872-19) GenomEra routine samples were retested with two different toxin immunoassays and discrepant results were confirmed with culture or GeneXpert. Results shows perfect 100% PPV and excellent 99.7% NPV for GenomEra. Study reports insufficient sensitivities of 81.6% and 71.7% for two different toxin immunoassay from ArcDia and TechLab, respectively.
We are proud to announce our new distributor:
-NexGen Molecular Supplies, South Africa.
Poster P-124 from #Ricai 2019 poster session demostrates a study by Manon Prat et.al how our tests GenomEra MRSA/SA AC and GenomEra S.pneumoniae perform when suspected of superinfection with #influenza and #RSV. Using an optimized protocol and clinical samples, our tests correlate 100% with culture results. #moleclardiagnostics #pcr #poitiers #abacusdiagnostica #GenomEra
We at Abacus Diagnostica would like to thank you and especially all our distributors and partners for this year and we all wish you a peaceful holiday season and a happy new year 2020! #pcr #moleculardiagnostics #seasonsgreetings #happynewyear
We will attend Medica next month in Düsseldorf. To book a meeting with us, please contact email@example.com. We will be present the whole exhibition. See you there!
If you somehow happened to miss the chance to review poster P111 from the latest ESCV event, please take a look at the attached pdf. There you can find some excellent evaluation results concerning our FLU A/B + RSV assay performed with GenomEra.
ESCV conference is taking place in Copenhagen. Dr. Pichon from CHU Poitiers, France is presenting first and excellent results from GenomEra Flu A/B + RSV evaluations, which they did in last winter. Go to check poster P111. Should you wish to select GenomEra system for next influenza season, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order a demo.
Results shows equal sensitivity to culture and article highlights the usability of GenomEra.
From the conclusions: “GenomEra GBS PCR assay has potential as an easy and rapid on-site test for intrapartum detection of vaginal carriage of GBS at a maternity ward to identify women in labor who should receive intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.”
Abacus Diagnostica´s GenomEra Flu A/B + RSV is now CE IVD approved and available! To discuss more about our new product, come and meet us at ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam, booth 1.148!
Analyte PPA (i.e. sensitivity) NPA (i.e. specificity) Accuracy
Flu A (n=1256) 97.1% 99.4% 98.6%
Flu B (n=1256) 100% 100% 100%
RSV (n=701) 98% 99.8% 98.7%
Overall accuracy: 99.3%