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Rapid infectious disease test Xpert® Ebola
for Ebola virus diseasewhole blood

rapid infectious disease test
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for infectious diseases, for Ebola virus disease
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whole blood


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 The Impact Xpert Ebola will accelerate your laboratory’s workflow with on-demand, random-access flexibility. In combination with other available Xpert® tests (including Flu/RSV XC, GBS, MRSA, C. difficile, CT/NG, and MTB/RIF), Cepheid’s GeneXpert® System delivers proven productivity increases in overall laboratory service. Be Prepared Fast turn-around time – results in 98 minutes Ultrasensitive: can detect as few as 0.13 PFU/mL of Ebola Zaire Virus Simple sample processing makes the test ideal for emergency use Accepts whole blood (EDTA or finger-stick) or buccal swab specimens



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