DiaSorin Molecular Simplexa® Bordetella Direct Kit

SimplexaTM Bordetella Universal Direct Kit

High-throughput, direct detection and differentiation of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis.

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Overview

Background

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 50 million whooping cough cases worldwide each year, resulting in 350,000 deaths.1,2 Pertussis, caused by Bordetella pertussis, can be detected among all age groups (e.g., neonates, children, adolescents and adults). While a great majority of these cases are caused by B. pertussis, up to 20% of cases are caused by Bordetella parapertussis, which can present clinically as a milder pertussis-like disease.3

1. Kerr et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000. 19:77-88.
2. Loeffelholz, M.J. J. Clin Microbiol. 2012. 50:2186-2190.
3. Leber, A.L. Clin Lab Med. 2014. 34:237-255.

Why to choose it

A high-throughput, simplified workflow with broad coverage, including both B. pertussis and B. parapertussis, without DNA extraction that provides results in about an hour.

Benefits

DiaSorin Molecular Simplexa® Bordetella Direct Kit
Simple

Simple and Dependable Bordetella Testing

RESULTS IN 1 h

The Simplexa Bordetella Universal Direct assay provides results in about an hour direct from nasopharyngeal swabs without the need for DNA isolation.

Reliability

Reliable performance that you can count on

The Simplexa Bordetella Universal Direct assay has 98.5% and 100% sensitivity for B. pertussis and B. parapertussis respectively.

SimplexaTM Bordetella Universal Direct Clinical Agreement

The performance of the SimplexaTM Bordetella Universal Direct assay is comparable for either extracted and non-extracted nucleic acid methodology.

Specimen Sensitivity Specificity
SpecimenBordetella pertussis Sensitivity98.5% Specificity96.8%
SpecimenBordetella parapertussis Sensitivity100% Specificity98.0%

Ordering info

Product Code Reactions
Product

Simplexa Bordetella Universal Direct

Code MOL2700 Reactions 100
Product

Simplexa Bordetella Universal Direct

Code MOL2775 Reactions 1000

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