xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel

xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel

A proprietary test from Luminex Inc that simultaneously detects 11 common causes of infectious gastroenteritis.

Pathogens detected by xTag Panel
• Bacteria—Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile toxin A/B, Escherichia coli O157, enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC) LT/ST, Salmonella, Shigella, and Shiga-like toxin producing E coli (STEC) stx 1/stx 2.
• Viruses—norovirus and rotavirus A.
• Parasites—Cryptosporidium, Giardia.
References in periodicals archive ?
Topin, "Performance of the xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel, a multiplex molecular assay for simultaneous detection of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis," Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol.
Stool and rectal samples were evaluated three ways--by routine enteric bacterial culture, an in-house gastro-enteric viral panel, and with the polymerase chain reaction-based Luminex xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel. Swabs were taken by rotating them 360 degrees one time within the anus.
difficile Assay, which is part of its comprehensive gastroenterological testing menu, includes the xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP), VERIGENE Enteric Pathogens Test (EP) and the ARIES Norovirus Assay CE-IVD.
Evaluation of the xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel Assay for the detection of enteric pathogens in Kuwait.
[12] Anonymous, xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel Package Insert, Luminex Molecular Diagnostics, Inc, Toronto, Canada, 2012.
This MAGPIX instrument will be used initially for assay validation of Luminex's xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel.