• Our Vision is to improve healthcare as a global provider of innovative and reliable diagnostic tests.
  • Our Mission is to identify and develop novel patentable diagnostic markers and technologies which can be commercialised to meet clinical needs.
  • We will collaborate with partners, create branded products and identify complementary businesses which support our objective of continuing to grow as a respected and profitable healthcare company.
  • Our Values include meeting all current and future regulatory, quality and environmental standards appropriate for our industry and the countries in which we operate.

DETECT IF Pneumocystis carinii


P.carinii is a widespread organism infecting man and other mammals. In immuno-compromised patients, especially those with AIDS, it causes pulmonary infection and pneumonia.


The Axis-Shield DETECT IF test is an indirect immunofluorescence assay for the detection of Pneumocystis carinii oocysts in human bronchoalveolar lavage and induced sputum.

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  • Highly sensitive and specific assay
  • Clearly defined results
  • For use with both bronchoalveolar lavage and induced sputum specimens
  • Control slides available


Kit Components:
P.carinii monoclonal antibody (1ml)

FITC-conjugated antibody (2ml)

Enzyme and diluent

Hydrochloric acid

Specimen slides and mounting medium (5ml)


Pack Kit Size: 60 tests

Shelf Life: 18 months


*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact us for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

A pioneering organisation focused on the development and manufacturing of important and innovative in vitro diagnostic tests for use in clinical laboratories.

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Focus on Homocysteine

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


› Axis-Shield Homocysteine assays

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