DiaPlexQ™ PneumoPatho 13 Detection Kit

The DiaPlexQ™ PneumoPatho 13 Detection Kit is designed to detect 13 species of Pneumonia using the Multiplex PCR technology which can detect multiple specific target genes in a single PCR.

Pathogen Information

Pneumonia is usually caused by infectious organisms, mostly by viruses or bacteria. Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people globally per year, seven percent of the global population, and results in about 4 million deaths per year, mostly in third world countries.

Detection Technology

Real-Time PCR


Nasopharyngeal swab, Nasopharyngeal aspirate, Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) Nasal swab, Oropharyngeal swab, Sputum.

Target Organisms

Group 1: M. pneumoniae, K. pneumoniae, C. pneumonia
Group 2: S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, L. pneumophila
Group 3: P. aeruginosa, M. catarrhalis, B. pertussis
Group 4: H. influenza, A. baumannii, M. tuberculosis/avium

Analytical Sensitivity

10-102 copies


HotStart PCR System: Ultra highly-specific and sensitive results.
Multiplex PCR: Multiple targets in a single reaction.
Easy-to-use Master Mix: Just add template and primer.


2X Multiplex Real-Time PCR Smart Mix (with UDG) (PneumoPatho 13)
Primer and Probe Mixture (I-IV)
Control Template (I-IV)
Nuclease-free Water

Compatible Real-Time Thermal Cyclers

ABI 7500, 7500 Fast

Bio Rad CFX96™


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