rapid respiratory infection test / Bordetella / nasopharyngeal
for respiratory infections
The ARIES® Bordetella Assay rapidly detects Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis from nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) specimens using a sample to answer platform
ARIES® Bordetella Assay Overview
Pertussis is also known as whooping cough. The infection is known to cause life-threatening complications among infants and small children, leading to an estimated 195,000 deaths annually around the world.1
For cases of suspected pertussis, a contagious bacterial disease that can be difficult to distinguish from other upper respiratory infections, the ARIES® Bordetella Assay detects Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis DNA from nasopharyngeal swab specimens. The real-time PCR assay runs on ARIES® Systems to provide specific diagnostic results in less than two hours. The assay is CE Marked and FDA cleared for IVD use.