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BD MAX™ Enteric Parasite Panel

PARASITIC DISEASES POSE A UNIQUE DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE

Parasites that cause intestinal disease are transmitted via contaminated water and food. Because symptoms of acute gastroenteritis are wide in variety, an accurate diagnostic test is vital to the successful management of patients. Giardia, Cryptosporidium and Entamoeba histolytica are the most common intestinal parasites in developed countries.1 In the laboratory, traditional diagnostic methods include culture and immunoassays with microscopy, both found to be less sensitive than molecular testing.2 In addition, multi-day turnaround makes timely clinical decisions difficult.2

ONE SPECIMEN. MINIMAL HANDS-ON. TIMELY RESULTS.

The BD MAX™ Enteric Parasite Panel detects three commonly isolated and highly pathogenic parasites that cause gastroenteritis–Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium spp. (C. parvum and C. hominis) and Entamoeba histolytica–from one specimen. Results are available in approximately 4.5 hours.3

Visit BD Molecular Diagnostics for detailed information on the BD MAX Enteric Parasite Panel (Cat No. 442960).


REFERENCES

  1. Batra et al. Molecular detection of common intestinal parasites: A performance evaluation of the BD MAX™ Enteric Parasite Panel. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis; 2016.
  2. England et al. Evaluation of the BD MAX™ System for detection of bacterial and parasitological infectious gastroenteritis. ASM 2016; 1963. BD MAX™ Enteric Parasite Panel PI. BD; 2016

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