Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Axis-Shield provides major products in the areas of syphilis testing and monitoring and for the detection of Pneumocystis carinii/jirovecii infection.

 

Syphilis infection continues to be a major healthcare issue with a 25% increase in cases per yearĀ in the USA between 2009-2013. Long term complications can result if the infection is not identified early and correctly treated. Our MICROSYPH TPHA and SyphScreen RPR products offer a fast, efficient and cost-effective way to aid in the diagnosis of syphilis infection and can also be used in programs for the screening of population groups.

 

Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a serious lung infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jiroveci and can be fatal in those with HIV/AIDS or with a weakened immune system. The Axis-Shield DETECT IF kit is an immunofluorescence kit for the detection of oocysts in sputum or lavage samples.