AdvanDx launches rapid three-pathogen test

August 13, 2010 by MassDevice staff

AdvanDx begins marketing and selling its "Traffic Light" molecular diagnostics-based blood test for simultaneous identification of three types of harmful bacteria.

AdvanDx logo

Traffic lights have three colors and so does an infectious disease test made by AdvanDx.

The Woburn, Mass.-based molecular diagnostics developer launched its "Traffic Light PNA FISH" test in the European Union.

The tri-color test employs "fluorescence in situ hybridization" using "peptide nucleic acid" probes, hence PNA FISH, to simultaneously determine whether an individual's blood has the presence of gram-negative E. coli, K. pneumoniae and P. aeruginosa microbes, all of which are very dangerous if left unchecked.

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