Panel for screening of major STIs, detection of the most important conditionally pathogenic genital flora and identifying the presence of resistant M.genitalium and N.gonorrhoeae.
Conditionally pathogenic flora
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal disorder, characterised by an imbalance of the normal bacterial flora. A reduction in lactobacillus species occurs together with an increase in the diversity and load of commensal anaerobic bacteria.
While the number of BV-associated species is quite high, the detection of just a few bacterial species is enough for accurate diagnosis. Gardnerella vaginalis and/or Atopobium vaginae were shown to be in a high concentration in almost all BV cases. Hence these bacteria are considered as BV markers.
Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by Candida albicans and more rarely by other Candida species. Candidas can be commensal, or under some conditions, can increase spontaneously or in response to disturbance of vaginal flora (for instance in case of antibiotic therapy).
Panel for measuring the bacterial balance between normal and anaerobic flora, detection of the most common Candida species, and detection of Trichomonas vaginalis. This panel identifies four species of Lactobacillus.
Conditionally pathogenic bacteria
MT-PCR panels are intended for in vitro diagnostics use by authorised clinical testing laboratories in Australia, New Zealand, and the European Economic Area and is included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), and compliant with the European IVD Directive 98/79/EC. Research use only in USA.