Molecular detection methods have revolutionized medical diagnosis and are an essential part of laboratory diagnosis. In many areas of infectious diseases the classical detection methods have been replaced or supplemented by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
The earlier a disease is discovered and diagnosed, the better it can be treated. Molecular diagnostics allow for an early and specific diagnosis by direct detection of DNA or RNA of the pathogen thus leading to a selective and therapeutic treatment of the individual patient.
The R-Biopharm RIDA®GENE-kits are based on real-time PCR technology for detection of gastrointestinal infections, hospital acquired infections (HAI) and respiratory infections. These highly sensitive and specific method provides rapid results. A variety of commercial manual or automated extraction systems can be used to obtain the DNA or RNA of the pathogen from different specimens. The RIDA®GENE kits can be run on commonly used real-time PCR instruments, such as LightCycler®, SmartCycler®, m2000rt (Abbott), Rotor-Gene Q (Qiagen), ABI 7500, Mx3005P and CFX96™. This allows for a flexible use of the RIDA®GENE kits for routine diagnostics.
The R-Biopharm RIDA®GENE kits include all necessary components required for the specific detection of pathogens. An included extraction control ensures reliable results. All R-Biopharm RIDA®GENE kits are CE marked and are regularly evaluated by participation in the QCMD (Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics) quality assessment.
The advantages of the R-Biopharm RIDA®GENE kits:
- High sensitivity
- High specificity
- Contains all necessary components
- Reliable due to extraction control
- Flexible – can be run on commonly used real-time PCR instruments
- Validated – CE marked & QCMD quality assessment participation