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Panther Fusion® Flu A/B/RSV Assay

Evolve your syndromic respiratory testing with a fully automated, modular approach. The Panther Fusion® assays on the Panther Fusion® system increase flexibility to run patient-specific targets, allowing for personalized patient testing and better cost control in your lab.

The Panther Fusion Flu A/B/RSV assay is for the detection and differentiation of

  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B
  • RSV

Use the Panther Fusion Flu A/B/RSV assay alone or in combination with the Panther Fusion® Paraflu and Panther Fusion® AdV/hMPV/RV assays to leverage the Panther Fusion system’s modular approach to syndromic respiratory testing.

The Panther Fusion system and Panther Fusion Flu A/B/RSV assay are not available in the US. Please contact your local sales representative for product availability.

 

 

About

The Panther Fusion Flu A/B/RSV assay is a multiplex real-time PCR (RT-PCR) in vitro diagnostic test for the rapid and qualitative detection and differentiation of influenza A virus, influenza B virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Nucleic acids are isolated and purified from nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens obtained from individuals exhibiting signs and symptoms of a respiratory tract infection.

The Panther Fusion system fully automates the processing of 1, 2 or all 3 Panther Fusion respiratory assays from a single patient sample.

Features

The Panther Fusion assays on the Panther Fusion system increase efficiency and reduce costs in your lab. Features include:

Personalized patient testing

Select testing from the most common respiratory viruses.

Cost control

Run only the needed assays to avoid unnecessary expenses.

Inclusivity

Offers comprehensive coverage of target analytes.

Unit dose, lyophilized format

Minimize reagent waste and achieve long on-board stability.

Total nucleic acid extraction

Use a single extraction for multiple assays, improved multiplexing and Open Access™ capabilities.

Bulk onboard reagents

Reduce user interaction and return visits to the system for increased lab efficiency.

Performance Data

Table 1: Flu A Results

* Two out of 4 discordant specimens tested with an in-house developed ad validated RT-PCR assay. Flu A was not detected in both specimens. Untested discordant specimens had insufficient volumes.
** All 4 discordant specimens were tested with an in-house developed and validated RT-PCR assay. Flu A was detected in 3 out of 4 specimens.

 

Table 2: Flu B Results

* Flu B was detected when tested with an in-house developed and validated RT-PCR assay.

 

Table 3: Flu RSV Results

* Both discordant specimens were tested with an in-house developed and validated RT-PCR assay. RSV was not detected.
** Two out of 4 discordant specimens were tested with an in-house developed and validated RT-PCR assay. RSV was detected in both specimens. Untested discordant specimens had insufficient volumes.

 

 

Regulatory

The Panther Fusion system and Panther Fusion Flu A/B/RSV assay are not available in the US. Please contact your local sales representative for product availability.