New mycoplasma and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) assays from Gamidor (UK):
This article was originally published in Clinica
Gamidor (UK) has introduced two mycoplasma antibody assays for human serum testing. SeroELISA Mp has a dual use, says the company: to determine IgM antibodies for early diagnosis, or to show the rise of total immunoglobulins in paired sera taken 7-14 days apart, providing diagnosis of current infection. SeroELISA Mp-IgM, specific for IgM antibodies, is suitable for early diagnosis and determining recent infections. Both assays are suitable for automation. Gamidor has also introduced Directgen RSV, a rapid, credit card-style STAT assay for respiratory virus antigen in nasopharyngeal washes, aspirates or swab samples. The assay offers 93-97% sensitivity and 90-97% specificity, and results are available in about six minutes, Gamidor says.