Skip to main content

AspID

Real-Time PCR kit for the detection of clinically relevant Aspergillus species

Targets

  • Aspergillus species
  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Internal Extraction Control (IEC)
logo_id

Product Code: OLM2006

logo_CE

50 reactions

Features and benefits

  • Aids in the diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis (IA)
  • Differentiation of A. terreus and Aspergillus species
  • Culture-independent diagnostics
  • Results within 90 minutes of nucleic acid extraction
  • ‘Ready to use’ reagents – no resuspension/dilution steps required
  • Compatible with existing laboratory equipment
  • Enabling quick laboratory reporting to support clinical decision-making when time is of the essence

Diagnostic specimens

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples
  • Serum samples
  • Plasma samples

Quality Assured

  • Validated on clinical samples
  • Internal Extraction Control (IEC) included
  • Positive Control (PC) included
  • CE-IVD marked
  • Validated on QCMD EQA programmes

Performance Characteristics

Sensitive to <10 copies of Aspergillus target template (equivalent to <1 fungal genome)
Proven efficacy in the diagnosis of IA

Kit Contents

  • Primer/Probe Mix
  • qPCR Master Mix
  • RNase/DNase-free water
  • Positive Controls
  • Internal Extraction Control (IEC)

Background

Aspergillosis is an infection caused by Aspergillus, a common fungus that grows indoors and outdoors. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores daily without becoming unwell. However, in persons whose immune systems have been compromised by cancer treatment, bone marrow transplantation, or other immune-related condition, aspergillosis can quickly become invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA or IA). This is the most severe type of aspergillosis, and it happens when the infection spreads quickly from the lungs to the brain, heart, kidneys, or skin. The most common cause of IPA is A. fumigatus, followed by A. flavus and A. terreus. If left untreated, invasive aspergillosis can be lethal.

Get in touch about AspID

info@olmdiagnostics.com