Real-time PCR kit for Zaire Ebola

Fast-track Diagnostics has released a CE-labelled real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit for the detection of the Zaire Ebolavirus, the strain responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa. The Ebolavirus assay is based on multiplex real–time PCR, so it can deliver fast, accurate diagnoses leading to greater treatment efficiency. “Supporting infectious disease detection in the developing world has always been a priority for Fast-track Diagnostics,” said CEO Dr William Carman. “Therefore, we are delighted to expand our extensive portfolio with this new addition.”

Fast-track Diagnostics has one of the widest ranges available for single and multiplex kits for infectious diseases. Kits are available for over 100 different pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, with many in multiplex syndrome panel format for commonly faced conditions including respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, meningitis and infections of the immunosuppressed. The entire range is compatible with many standard laboratory real-time PCR cyclers and extraction methods.