There are a number of infectious diseases of humans that result in specific antigens being excreted into the urine during infection. Often these antigens are glycans/carbohydrates originating from bacterial/fungal LPS or cell wall polysaccharides.
Urine is an ideal specimen, as it is taken non-invasively in contrast to blood or tissue biopsy. Training is minimal and compliance to donate is very high.
Examples of these infections include:
- Pneumonia (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
- Legionellosis (Legionella pneumophila)
- Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium species)
- Aspergillosis (Aspergillus species)
ViroStat offers rabbit monoclonal antibodies to the specific antigens of all of these Infectious disease agents. They function as detection pairs, or self-pair, for antigen detection assays. All are available for use as raw materials in IVD devices.
Download the data sheets for these antibodies from the ViroStat website.