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Urinary Antigen Testing

Pneumonia is a common illness affecting approximately 450 million people a year and occurring in all parts of the world. It is a major cause of death among all age groups, resulting in 4 million deaths annually – 7% of total world annual deaths.1

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New rapid test supports NHS objectives for early diagnosis of Sepsis


NHS England has urged healthcare professionals to “focus on improving early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis.” Based on DNA Flow technology, the Sepsis Flow Chip can detect a wide range of pathogens and antibiotic resistant genes from patient blood cultures.

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Evaluation of the rapid lateral flow ImmuView®

Evaluation of the rapid lateral flow ImmuView® urinary antigen test for the detection of L. pneumophila and Streptococcus pneumoniae

Poster presented at the 4th ESGLI Conference 2016 (ESCMID Study Group for Legionella Infections) in Amsterdam, 22-23 September, 2016 highlights the ability of ImmuView to detect the majority of L. pneumophila serogroups.

More information can be found on our Urine Antigen Detection page.


Evaluation of the rapid lateral flow ImmuView

Evaluation of the rapid lateral flow ImmuView® S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila urinary antigen test (UAT) for the detection of antigens in urine.

Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 2016) in Glasgow, Scotland, 26-30 June, 2016.


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GPs should use point-of-care test to guide antibiotic use for pneumonia, says NICE

Draft recommendations from NICE say GPs should consider using a point-of-care test to help decide whether patients presenting with mild pneumonia need antibiotics. Full article in PULSE (June2014).


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