The Panther Fusion Respiratory assays are the premier set of assays on the Panther Fusion system. You can provide truly personalized syndromic respiratory testing with qualitative detection and differentiation of the most common respiratory viruses from a single patient sample. Each Panther Fusion Respiratory assay can be processed independently or simultaneously with other Panther Fusion and Aptima® assays.
The Panther Fusion Flu A/B/RSV, Panther Fusion Paraflu and Panther Fusion AdV/hMPV/RV assays comprise the IVD respiratory testing menu on the fully automated Panther Fusion system. Each is a multiplex, real-time PCR in vitro diagnostic test. These assays can be run on nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens obtained from individuals exhibiting signs and symptoms of a respiratory tract infection.1-3 Additionally, the Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assay has received Emergency Use Authorization for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 from nasopharyngeal, nasal, mid-turbinate and oropharyngeal swab specimens, nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate or nasal wash, and lower respiratory tract specimens.4