PreventID® TB Combo
Tuberkulose rasch erkennen und gezielt behandeln!
- Schnelle und zuverlässige Diagnose einer Tuberkulose-Infektion
- Kombinierter Nachweis einer Infektion hervorgerufen durch die Erreger des Mycobacterium-Tuberculosis-Komplex
- Einfache Handhabung in der Praxis, unterwegs oder auch im Krankenhaus direkt auf der Station
Frequently asked questions
How does PreventID® TB Combo work?
PreventID® TB Combo is a qualitative immunochemical rapid test, which detects IgM, IgG and IgA mycobacteria tuberculosis antibodies. This enables diagnosis in both, early and later stages of the infection.
Whom was this test developed for?
PreventID® TB Combo tests may only be conducted by health professionals. It is suitable for detecting IgM, IgG and IgA mycobacteria tuberculosis antibodies in whole blood, blood plasma and serum. The test can be performed at the doctor’s office, at the hospital or during home visits, without great technical effort.
How long does the test take?
17 minutes overall: 2 minutes to prepare, 10-15 minutes for the actual test.
How accurate is the test?
The clinical sensitivity and specificity were tested comparing the results with a sputum swab as well as a combination of a swab and a blood culture (golden standard). Both the sputum swab and blood culture method test for components of the TB antigens itself, while PreventID® TB Combo detects TB antibodies. This was taken into account during the calculation. As compared to these methods PreventID® TB Combo achieved a sensitivity of 93.7% at a specificity of 89.6%. No cross reactivity with Mycobacteria kansasii, Campylobacter fetus, Camoylobacter jejunii or Escherichia coli was observed.