Bordetella Pertussis is the pathogen responsible for the endemic respiratory disease whooping cough. Although there is a vaccine available, it is currently showing an increase of reportable infections in the US. Molecular assays are increasingly being used due to improved sensitivity and rapid turnaround time.
Based on loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology
Result interpretation in less than 1 hour by illumipro-10 Incubator/Reader
High sensitivity (87.8%) and specificity (97.8%)
Quicker initiation of patient treatment
Small instrument footprint
Simple testing protocol, easily train all laboratory personnel
The device is not intended for point-of-care use.
Detection of Bordetella pertussis in nasopharyngeal swab samples
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