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ImmuView® S. pneumoniae Antigen Test

ImmuView® S. pneumoniae Antigen Test is the rapid test that detects all pneumococcus serotypes with high sensitivity and specificity in both urine and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and offers broader detection of all pneumococcal serotypes to the benefit of patients.

ImmuView® is based on SSI Diagnostica’s long tradition of premium quality antibody production.

ImmuView s pneumoniae antigen test

Product Description

ImmuView® S. pneumoniae Antigen Test makes it possible to readily detect S. pneumoniae in patients with presumed pneumococcal pneumonia or meningitis and thereby allows clinicians to initiate the correct antibiotic treatment to improve the outcome for the patient.

S. pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired bacteria pneumonia1.

Benefits:

• Rapid and simple detection of pneumococcus – when time is important
• Initiate the correct antibiotic treatment to improve patient outcome
• High sensitivity and specificity
• Broader detection of all pneumococcal serotypes
• Testing for S. pneumoniae is recommended in guidelines in several countries2,3.
• Results in 15 minutes

Sensitivity & Specificity

Urine samples:
The clinical sensitivity and specificity were obtained by testing retrospective urine samples.


ImmuView®
S. pneumoniae Antigen Test
Sensitivity (n=30)
93%
Specificity (n=121)*
98%

* From the false positive samples, it was noty possible to culture any bacteria from the samples which can be caused by too many times of freezing and thawing of the sample.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Samples:
Sensitivity was tested with culture positive samples and spiked samples. Specificity was tested with culture positive samples for other bacteria, culture negative and donor samples.


ImmuView®
S. pneumoniae Antigen Test
Sensitivity (n=11)
100%
Specificity (n=163)*
98%

Storage and Shelf Life

Store at room temperature. Expiry date is printed on the package.

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Product  Number
of tests
Packing
98748 ImmuView® S. pneumoniae Antigen Test 22 1 box

References 

  1. Anevlavis S; Bouros D (February 2010). "Community acquired bacterial pneumonia". Expert Opin Pharmacother. 11 (3): 361–74.
  2. NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and Management. www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg191 (published December 3, 2014).
  3. R. Menéndez et al. Community Acquired Pneumonia. New Guidelines of the Spanish Society of Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR). Arch Bronconeumol. 2010;46(10):543–558

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