CLART PneumoVir and CLART PneumoVir 2 are an in vitro diagnostics product for the detection and genotyping of multiple viruses that cause respiratory infections, by means of multiplex PCR followed by visualization in low-density arrays, based on CLART® technology.
Both Kits simultaneously detects and subtypes multiple respiratory viruses in a single trial. The information obtained allows a rapid and a proper management of infection avoiding both, the unnecessary and unspecific use of antibiotics as well as the generation of potential resistances.
Similarly, it enables a reduction in diagnosis costs by bringing together multiple targets in a single assay.
Advantages of CLART PneumoVir 2
2 hours less of analysis time compared with CLART PneumoVir
A new tube for detection of Coronavirus OC43 and NL63 and H7N9 subtype of Influenza A
CLART PneumoVir and CLART PneumoVir 2 have been developed and validated for the detection of different respiratory viruses types present in the following samples:
- Nasopharyngeal wash .
- Nasopharyngeal exudate .
- Bronchoalveolar lavage.
Both kits have sensitivity and specificity values higher than 90%, that are a consequence of the presence within the array of each virus-specific probe in triplicate.
CLART PneumoVir and CLART PneumoVir 2 ensures the quality of the results by including internal controls in each test:
Amplification control in each amplification tube: avoid false negative results.
Biotin markers: they have a dual aim; first, they act as reference system for the automatic alignment of the array grid and, secondly, they serve as control of the reagents performance.
Automatic reading and interpretation of results
Analysis if results is performed in a fully automatic ways by SAICLART, the GENOMICA image processing software for microarrays. This software can automatically detect and interpret all the targets present in the image, thus avoiding any subjectivity that might be introduced by the user. The user thus obtains the results in a fast, simple and reproducible way, presented in clear and concise reports that can be printed or exported to the laboratory information management system.