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PreventID® Dermatophyte


PreventID® Dermatophyte

Nagelmykosen in der Praxis und beim Hausbesuch einfach und sicher diagnostizieren

Pilzerkrankungen der Zehen- oder Fingernägel werden meist durch Dermatophyten (Fadenpilze) verursacht. Besonders Patienten mit Diabetes mellitus, Durchblutungsstörungen, Nagelekzemen und Nagelpsoriasis, aber auch Patienten nach einer längeren Antibiotika-Therapie sind für diese Pilzerkrankung anfällig.

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Your advantages

  • Rasche und effektive Dermatophyten-Diagnostik
  • Für die Praxis und auch beim Hausbesuch
  • Ohne spezielle Ausrüstung durchzuführen


Tests for Doctors and Laboratories





Frequently asked questions

  • How does PreventID® Dermatophyte work?

    PreventID® Dermatophyte is a qualitative immunochemical rapid test for doctors. It measures dermatophyte antigens, which are produced by the body as part of the body’s immune response, in a nail sample.

  • Whom was this test developed for?

    PreventID® Dermatophyte tests may only be conducted by health professionals. It is suitable for rapid and reliable diagnosis of nail fungus, without technical difficulty, at the doctor’s office or during house calls. It is not suitable for testing skin flakes, hair or the scalp.

  • How long does the test take?

    The test takes about 30 minutes.

  • How accurate is the test?

    In a study, 217 cases of nail fungus were tested using PreventID® Dermatophyte. For comparison, the clinical reports were evaluated by a medical specialist and tested using direct microscopy and PCR testing. It was shown, that PreventID® Dermatophyte has a 98% sensitivity for dermatophytes at a specificity of 88.2%.


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