Feb. 28, 2018—ElitechGroup Molecular Diagnostics launched its Respiratory Bacterial Elite MGB Panel, a high-performance multiplex assay for the diagnosis of bacterial respiratory infections and validated with the Elite InGenius fully automated sample-to-result system. The panel detects and differentiates in a single reaction M. pneumoniae, C. pneumoniae, and L. pneumophila. A clinical study has demonstrated a performance of 100 percent diagnostic sensitivity and 100 percent diagnostic specificity for all targets.
“We are proud to extend the Elite InGenius respiratory menu, which now enables laboratories to diagnose the main relevant virus and bacteria involved in respiratory infections. Aligned with our menu expansion strategy, this new assay strengthens the Elite InGenius offer providing our customers with the largest CE-IVD menu for infectious disease testing available on an integrated sample-to-result solution,” Christoph Gauer, CEO of ElitechGroup, said in a statement.
The CE-IVD Elite InGenius respiratory menu will be further broadened with a real-time PCR assay for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and associated multidrug resistant forms to rifampicin and of isoniazid.