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Xpert® Ebola

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Characteristics

  • Applications:

    for infectious diseases, for Ebola virus disease

Description

Xpert® Ebola
Accurate and reliable detection of Ebola Zaire Virus

The Need
Since the first discovery of Ebola virus in 1976, Ebola virus disease (EVD) has occurred sporadically throughout West Africa.

EVD is a severe and highly contagious illness. The fatality rate can be as high as 90%. However, the survival rate can improve dramatically with implementation of early supportive care.2

The most recent Ebola outbreak has spread beyond Africa and reached Europe and the United States. The global outbreak of EVD heightens the need for a fast and accurate diagnostics.

The Solution

Xpert Ebola delivers:

Unprecedented sensitivity for detecting Ebola virus
Dual target design, also found in the Cepheid’s Anthrax test*, ensures high accuracy
Sample Reagent that reduces biohazard risk to manageable level^
On-demand results that empowers physicians to manage crisis
Self-contained cartridge system that minimizes potential contamination
* No false positive after 13+ million anthrax tests as of March 2015; Not for diagnostic use
^ Inactivated sample can be handled in BSL2 laboratory3