Cube Dx molecular pathogen tests support microbiologists and infectious disease specialist in providing early indications of sepsis-causing pathogens in whole blood. As no microbiological culturing is necessary, time to result reduces tremendously.
This is particularly relevant for microorganisms that have been weakened by antimicrobial treatment or which demonstrate slow growth in or on microbiological nutrient media. The broad spectrum of the Cube Dx tests is ideally suited to test for pathogens causing sepsis and other severe infections.
For such kind of testing a high number of negative results is expected. Therefore it must be ensured that negative results are due to negative samples and not caused by flaws in the process. Therefore we offer a stringent process control that undergoes the same procedures as the sample itself – including pathogen enrichment and DNA extraction.
Cube Dx' Internal Process Control (IPC) consists of frozen bacterial material that is dissolved within the sample. Both qPCR (during the amplification process) and probes on the hybcell (during the identification process) finally confirm the presence of the IPC.
56 species +
19 species +
Results for mixed infections
9 antibiotic resistance genes
Versatile - for different sample types
Confirmation of negative results
Detection of bacterial 16S / fungal 28S DNA and resistance genes based on (q)PCR
Multiplex DNA tests to identify bacterial fungal and resistance DNA sequences
A frozen solution of microbial cells (put into the sample) and PCR master mix to detect these microbes to serve as internal control