PCR kit for the detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii.

Pneumocystis jirovecii is a common cause of life-threatening pneumonia in individuals with impaired immune systems. PneumID® is a multiplex PCR test designed to detect genomic DNA of Pneumocystis jirovecii from human respiratory samples within 45 minutes of DNA extraction. 

PneumID® is being targeted for use as an aid in the diagnosis of respiratory infections caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii.


  • 50 reactions
  • Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • Detection of human β-globin gene


  • Direct detection in clinical nucleic acid extracts
  • Results within 45 minutes of nucleic acid extraction Internal extraction control (IEC) included
  • Human β-globin gene detection assay included as an endogenous internal control (IC) for assessment of specimen quality and nucleic acid extraction
  • The only commercial Pneumocystis PCR assay to include simultaneous detection of both Pneumocystis and a human DNA target from a respiratory sample extract
  • Positive control included ‘Ready to use’ reagents – no resuspension/dilution steps required
  • Suitable for real-time PCR instruments
  • From DNA extract to PCR result in 4 simple steps