Sexually transmitted infections (STI) comprise a large group of worldwide pathogen infections. Approximately thirty different STI are known, which are caused by more than twenty types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasites. If STI are not diagnosed in time and treated appropriately, they may cause severe pathological conditions, which often affect the male as a well as woman reproductive organs (e.g. infertility, abortion, ectopic pregnancy, urethral stricture or tumors).
Many infections by these pathogens remain asymptomatic and in those cases with clinical manifestations it is often difficult to distinguish from other STI by clinical data only. The molecular diagnosis by Real Time PCR technique is a fast and precise system for detection and identification of these pathogens.
REALQUALITY RQ-SevenSTI is a CE-IVD assay based on Multiplex Real-Time PCR for the identification of 7 pathogens causing sexually transmitted infections (STI): Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), Mycoplasma hominis (MH), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) and Ureaplasma parvum (UP)
What are the benefits of using a Real-Time PCR assay for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
Real-Time PCR-based assays for STIs enable a complete molecular screening of sexually transmitted infections, saving time and money.
Detection and identification of 7 STI causing pathogens by two-tube multiplex PCR:
Reaction 1: C. trachomatis (CT), N. gonorrohoeae (NG), M. genitalium (MG), Internal Control (IC)
Reaction 2: T. vaginalis (TV), M. hominis (MH), U. urealyticum (UU), U. parvum (UP)
Validated for use with various samples types
The assay requires only 5 µl of extracted DNA for each multiplex PCR reaction
The assay shares the same thermal profile of the REALQUALITY HPV and REALQUALITY Infectious diseases kits
Validated on main Real-Time PCR instruments
The assay includes dUTP/UNG system for preventing carry-over contamination
The assay can be used with GENEQUALITY X120 platform
Easy interpretation of results with AB Genius Report software
Ready-to-use reagents for Real-Time PCR
Internal control (amplification of beta-globin gene – BG)
Positive control (DNA fragments of the CT, NG, MG and the BG gene and of the TV, MH, UU, UP)
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