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Vivalytic | Strep A

Vivalytic | Strep A

 

Detection of Streptococcus pyogenes

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Qualitative RT-PCR detection of Streptococcus pyogenes

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    Quick turnaround time of less than 30 minutes, beneficial for both the patient and for the containment of Strep A reducing aerogenic transmission.

     

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    Convenient 4 step process from sample entry to results. Suitable for use in laboratory and non-laboratory settings.

     

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    Real-time PCR enables rapid and targeted detection up to 4 weeks after the onset of symptoms Streptococcus pyogenes.

Clinical Significance

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the primary culprit behind bacterial pharyngitis in school-aged children. Typically resulting in a mild illness characterised by symptoms such as a sore throat, headache,
and fever, GAS infections may also manifest as scarlet fever, presenting with a fine, red rash. Although often manageable, severe cases warrant antibiotic treatment for effective resolution.

An automated, qualitative in vitro diagnostic test employing real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is utilised to detect nucleic acids from Streptococcus pyogenes in human oropharyngeal swabs. This advanced test serves as a valuable aid in diagnosing streptococcal pharyngitis in symptomatic individuals.

Features

Sample Type: Oropharyngeal swabs

Sample Volume: 300 μl

Detection Method: Real-Time PCR

Time to result: Less than 30 minutes

Detectable Pathogen
Streptococcus pyogenes

Vivalytic Group B Streptococcus (GBS) (In Development)

Real-time PCR for the detection of Streptococcus agalactiae – More information to follow

Detectable Pathogen
Streptococcus agalactiae (B-Streptococci)

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Vivalytic Workflow

Intuitive engineering of Vivalytic ensures the analyser is user friendly. The process of patient sample to result comprises a very simple 4 step workflow.

To begin the test, the user scans or enters sample information. The cartridge code is then scanned into the embedded Vivalytic software. The user then adds sample into the dedicated cartridge slot, closes the lid and inserts the cartridge into the Vivalytic.

The touchscreen display will countdown the time remaining to test completion. Results will be displayed on the screen. Multiple Vivalytics can be wirelessly connected allowing the user to control multiple tests at one time all reporting to a master Vivalytic platform.

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SARS-CoV-2 Vascular & Multi-System Dysfunction Whitepaper

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30 June 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Vascular & Multi-System Dysfunction Whitepaper Download

COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. While many of whom become infected by the disease will experience mild to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms, those with health complications – such as autoimmune diseases, asthma, heart disease and diabetes – are at risk of developing serious illness and adverse outcomes.

As of September 2021, over 228 million COVID-19 cases have been confirmed worldwide, with an estimated one in six patients experiencing complications which could be life threatening, with over £116 billion spent by the UK government alone on measures to combat the disease. This drastic spending has been mirrored across the globe, with the significant economic burden expected to be suffered for generations to come.

The whitepaper provides a brief overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, before discussing vascular abnormalities and associated complications brought on by the virus, such as multi-system disfunction, acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) and hepatic, renal & cardiovascular function.

 

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Study by Center for Disease Dynamics finds dramatic rise in global antibiotic consumption

A dramatic increase in global consumption of antibiotics has led public health experts to call for innovative new ways to rein in excessive use of the drugs, following a study by the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, in Washington DC.

The study found a 65% rise in worldwide consumption of antibiotics from 2000 to 2015, despite efforts to encourage more prudent use of the drugs. The unrestrained use of antibiotics is the main cause of the increasing appearance of drug-resistant infections, which now kill more than half a million people worldwide. A report in 2014 predicted that the spread of drug resistance could claim millions of lives per year by 2050.

Eili Klein, an author of the study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, criticised the global response to the global antibiotic resistance crisis as “slow and inadequate” and called for a “radical thinking” of antibiotic consumption.

At Randox, our pioneering R&D teams have developed a revolutionary swab test for respiratory infections which will help to reduce the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics. Earlier this year, Public Health England reported that 59% of people who visited their GP with a sore throat were prescribed antibiotics, in spite of only 13% actually needing them.

The new Randox swab test indicates the cause of the infection and whether a patient needs antibiotics or not, by rapidly detecting and identifying the cause of 21 respiratory infections in just 5 hours

The test assists the clinician in prescribing the appropriate antibiotic.

John Lamont, Lead Scientist at Randox Laboratories, said;

“Current diagnostic testing for respiratory infections takes at least 36 hours to confirm the nature of an infection, and they cannot name and categorise infections as bacterial or viral in the way our new respiratory test can.”

This test, if widely adopted, could allow medical practitioners to make the correct treatment choice on the same day as examination and before patients have already begun a precautionary course of inefficient antibiotics. It would also have additional efficiency savings for the NHS, by eliminating the need for lengthy microbiology lab tests and unnecessarily prescribing drugs which are not needed.

This new rapid and accurate test will give clinicians confidence in their diagnosis of respiratory infections and will allow for quicker treatment if necessary, which benefits patient outcomes. By reducing the prescription of unnecessary antibiotics, we can limit their use only for when they are truly needed.

The test is also available as a Randox Health Cough, Cold & Flu offering, and can be carried out by booking an appointment with Randox Health at our clinics in Crumlin, Holywood or London, or by arranging the mobile clinic to visit you at your home or place of work.

Book an appointment with one of our clinics, or arrange the mobile clinic, by phoning 0800 2545 130 or by clicking here.

For further information about the Randox Respiratory Infection Array please contact the Randox PR team by email: randoxpr@randox.com or phone 028 9442 2413

 

 

 


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