mariPOC® pharyn test for pharyngitis
The mariPOC® pharyn test provides results for pharyngitis causing pathogens Group A streptococcus (GAS) and adenovirus from a throat swab sample. Pathogen-specific differentiation between viral and bacterial infections is crucial in order to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics. Especially in case of adenovirus which cause similar symptoms and mimics bacterial infections by elevating C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
Highly accurate tests, Pharyn and Quick StrepA, report GAS results with culture sensitivity in only 15 minutes. Even more sensitive GAS results can be reached with mariPOC Pharyn test in 55 minutes!
- Group A streptococci
The Pharyn test reports result for group A streptococcus and adenovirus from the same sample in two steps:
Preliminary results in 15 min, with equal sensitivity to standard GAS culture
Final results in 55 min, reports low positive and negative results
1. Take a sample from the throat with flocked swab (Copan or MWE) and insert the swab into a test tube
2. Dispense extraction solutions, vortex and incubate 2-10 minutes
3. Insert the bar coded test tube into the analyser for automated analysis