The xTAG® Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP) kit is a multiplexe molecular tool allowing the identification of the most common respiratory viruses.
This assay is based on the xMAP technology of Luminex and detects 9 viruses and their subtypes i.e 20 targets in one tube. Viruses are responsible for 80% of the respiratory tract infections and can cause death in children, elderly and immunocompromised patients. This new tools was designed to allow a faster patient’s management and to avoid the spreading of the infections.
The assay works in 4 steps from nasopharyngeal swabs, nasal aspirates and bronchioalveolar lavages:
The results are read on Luminex® platform 100/200™ or MAGPIX®. A dedicated software analyzes the raw data for an easy analysis.
*Reagent not included