Sensitive and rapid molecular detection of Campylobacter
Orion GenRead Campylobacter is a new molecular test intended for detection of Campylobacter species C. jejuni, C. coli and C.lari in patients suspected of having Campylobacter infection. The ready-to-use test kit is used together with the small Orion GenRead Instrument and is suitable for laboratories of various settings and sizes. Performing thetest requires neither special facilities nor expertise in molecular methods. An internal control is integrated into each test tube to contol for the reaction and ensure reliable results. The test, done directly from feces, has a simple sample handling procedure without a separate DNA purification step. The molecular test offers improved sensitivity over culture and allows detection also of nonculturable isolates. Results are provided in less than one hour which enables prompt diagnosis and treatment of compromised patients. The Orion GenRead system is based on SIBA technology, Orion Diagnostica’s proprietary isothermal nucleic acid amplification technique.