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Urine testing for infectious diseases

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.

www.virostat-inc.com

 

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Haemovigilance Past, Present and Future

Regency Suite, Brighton Hilton Metropole
6–8 July

BSMT - The Genomic and Microbiology Revolution: In Technology We Trust?

Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London
19 July 2022

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Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Dubai World Trade Centre - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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14 - 17 November 2022

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