Molecular identification of five carbapenemase gene families
The Carbaplex® IVD PCR Kit is a multiplex real-time PCR assay for rapidly identifying patients carrying CPEs, detecting and differentiating the five most prevalent carbapenemase genes from a single sample:
- OXA-48-like (including OXA-181)
For the confirmation of carbapenemase activity, the MBT STAR®-Carba assay is available, which runs on the MALDI Biotyper® IVD systems.
Fast diagnostic turnaround
The Carbaplex® IVD PCR Kit provides results in under 3 hours, compared with days for culture-based screening approaches, helping the laboratory to rapidly inform the infection control team when time matters.
The Carbaplex® IVD PCR Kit is an easy-to-use master-mix format and is designed to be compatible with existing laboratory equipment, minimizing the need for dedicated bench space or additional training:
- ABI 7500
- ABI QuantStudio 5
- Bio-Rad CFX
- Hain FluoroCycler® XT
- Mic qPCR Cycler
- Qiagen RotorGene
The Carbaplex® IVD PCR Kit is suitable for use in high-throughput testing scenarios using DNA extracted from rectal swabs, or for confirmation testing of suspected isolates.