Siemens Healthineers Infectious Disease Assays
Only the HBsAg II assay from Siemens Healthineers offers a “hot zone” and SMART algorithm for greater lab efficiency
The HBsAg II assay available on the Atellica® IM Analyzer and ADVIA Centaur® Immunoassay Systems is designed with patented acridinium ester (AE) technology, allowing for enhanced precision and sensitivity. Incorporating the zwitterionic AE molecule into the assay format results in greater sensitivity and improved detection of HBsAg mutants. A total of five monoclonal antibodies are used in the HBsAgII assay design, greatly improving the assay’s sensitivity and specificity.
The CDC and European guidelines recommend the use of a fourth-generation HIV screening test for maximum sensitivity and specificity
The CHIV assay available on the Atellica® IM Analyzer and ADVIA Centaur® Immunoassay Systems is a fourth-generation HIV assay offering both excellent sensitivity and specificity. It was designed with patented AE technology to meet current laboratory requirements and future needs for accurate HIV diagnostic testing.
With syphilis rates on the rise, a reverse screening algorithm offers high clinical value
The CDC provides a suggested algorithm for labs wishing to adopt a reverse screening approach for syphilis testing. Reverse screening uses a treponemal test as the initial assay and reactive results are confirmed using nontreponemal methods.1,2 Adoption of a reverse algorithm can improve both clinical detection and workflow if using a sensitive, automated treponemal test.3,4
Siemens Healthineers offers a sensitive treponemal Syphilis assay on both the Atellica® IM Analyzer and ADVIA Centaur® systems that can be incorporated into the Reverse Sequence Screening algorithm.
Achieve higher sensitivity in primary and late-latent disease stages by using the CDC-recommended algorithm for Reverse Sequence Syphilis Screening.2
Understand the risks associated with infectious disease during pregnancy and how to address them through proper diagnostic testing.
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