Molecular testing for Candida
Fungiplex Candida is a multiplex real-time PCR assay, which rapidly detects the main causative species associated with IC, and differentiates those resistant to first-line treatment:
- Candida spp. (C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis, C. tropicalis)
- Candida glabrata
- Candida krusei
Fungiplex Candida is a direct testing assay, providing results in under 2 hours from extracted DNA, allowing rapid reporting from the laboratory to support clinical decision-making when time matters. It is validated for use on DNA extracted from whole blood, serum and plasma without the need for culture.
Fungiplex Candida is provided in 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
- Roche Lightcycler 480 II.
Fungiplex Candida is designed to run on the same thermocycler conditions as Fungiplex Aspergillus, allowing clinics and laboratories to conduct testing with flexibility and efficiency.