Immunoenzymatic colorimetric method for quantitative determination of thyroxine (T4) concentration in human serum and plasma.
T4 ELISA kit is intended for laboratory use only.
CHLAMYDOPHILA PSITTACI DNA Ctrl
CHLAMYDOPHILA PSITTACI DNA Ctrl
Chlamydiae are nonmotile, obligate intracellular bacteria with
a unique life cycle that includes two phases: reticulate and
elementary bodies. Birds are the natural reservoirs of
Chlamydophila psittaci. Symptomatic infections in humans may
present as severe pneumonia.
Parechovirus belongs to the family Picornaviridae, which
includes nonenveloped, icosahedral, single stranded RNA (+)
virus of small size (30 nm). Human parechoviruses are divided
into 14 genetic types. They replicate in the respiratory and
gastrointestinal tract. Infection is particularly prevalent in
young children but it is often asymptomatic. They may cause
respiratory infections and diarrhea. They have been
occasionally associated to infections of the central nervous
Bacteria of the genus Borrelia are highly motile spirochetes
with a Gram-negative bacterial type cell wall, that grow under
microaerophilic or anaerobic conditions. Borrelia burgdorferi
sensu lato is the causal agent of Lyme disease and includes
three human-pathogenic species: B. burgdorferi sensu stricto,
B. afzelii and B. garinii. The three species are present in
Europe, while only the former is found in North America. They
are transmitted to humans by the bite of ticks.
Legionella pneumophila is a Gram-negative, motile, obligate
aerobic, fastidious, bacillary bacterium, for which 16
serogroups have been identified. Commonly isolated in water
environment, it is a facultative intracellular parasite of free
living amoeba. L. pneumophila (specially serogroup 1 strains) is
the causal agent of Legionnaires' disease and has been
associated with Pontiac fever.
Helicobacter pylori has a worldwide distribution and a high prevalence.
The infection with H. pylori is well established as a major cause of gastric
and duodenal ulcers. The persistent infection with H. pylori is a risk factor
for the development of gastric carcinoma and lymphoma. The infection
produces elevated levels of specific H. pylori IgG and IgA antibodies in
serum. IgM specific levels has not proven useful in the clinical laboratory.
ELISA tests for the detection of H. pylori antibodies are sensitive, specific
and cost effective in untreated patiens. The detection of H. pylori specific
IgA alone is less sensitive than the detection of specific IgG antibodies. In
untreated persons specific IgG and IgA remain elevated for years and
successful eradication decreases the IgG and IgA levels, although in some
individuals specific antibodies can persist during a long time. Because the
infection with H. pylori is so prevalent the test should be performed only
on individuals with symptoms. The prevalence of H. pylori antibodies
increases with the age. A positive result only indicates that the patient has
antibodies to H. pylori and if the individual has not been treated, a positive
result very likely indicates an active infection with H. pylori. A definitive
diagnosis should be given only when the clinical signs and symptoms of
the patient are compatible.
Competitive immunoenzymatic colorimetric method for quantitative determination of Aldosterone concentration in human serum, human plasma or urine.
Aldosterone ELISA kit is intended for laboratory use only.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus is a Gram-negative,
oxidase-positive, aerobic, nutritionally fastidious, coccal
bacterium that appears microscopically under diplococcal
arrangement. Humans are the only natural hosts for
gonococcus, which is transmitted by sexual intercourse.
Infections are generally limited to mucous surfaces that are
lined with columnar epithelium cells, involving the urethra,
cervix, rectum, pharynx, and conjunctiva.
CytoBead® ANCA is a reagent set for the determination (qualitative and semi-quantitative) of IgG autoantibodies against antigens in cytoplasmic neutrophil granulocytes (ANCA) and antibodies against antigenic structures of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) in human serum for the differential diagnosis of ANCA associated vasculitis and systemic vasculitis (Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, Microscopic Polyangiitis, Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis) as well as autoimmune renal disorders (Goodpasture syndrome).
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an enveloped and icosahedral singlestranded
RNA virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus, member
of the Flaviviridae family and therefore evolutionarily related
to other mosquito-borne arboviruses such as dengue, yellowfever
(YFV) and West Nile virus. Clinical picture is characterized
as a 'dengue-like' syndrome, with abrupt onset of fever and an
early onset evanescent rash, often pruritic. The possible link
between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in newborns has