Seegene's diarrhoea test approved in Canada
This article was originally published in Clinica
Health Canada has approved Seegene’s Seeplex Diarrhea-V ACE detection test. The PCR-based diagnostic detects 10 bacteria and four viruses that cause diarrhoea, including Salmonella and Campylobacter species and Clostridium difficile toxin B, and the rotavirus and norovirus. This helps physicians to select the most appropriate treatment for patients at the earliest stage. The test provides results in around six hours, faster than traditional methods for diagnosis of diarrhoea such as microscopy, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and stool culture. These techniques are also more difficult to carry out and can lack sensitivity and specificity, Rockville, Maryland-based Seegene says. The test is already CE marked for sale in Europe.