Setting a new standard for transplant patients
The cobas® BKV test provides reliable, standardized, high-quality results for the improved management of transplant patients at risk of infection. Healthcare professionals use this test to assess if transplant patients are at risk of developing disease caused by BKV, which can contribute to graft loss or organ rejection. The test is for use on the automated cobas® 6800/8800 Systems.
Features and benefits of the cobas® BKV test
- Standardization – Results traceable to the WHO International Standard and reporting in IU/mL for improved harmonization in testing results across hospitals and institutions
- State-of-the-art design – Best-in-class performance with dual target assay designs to provide reliable and reproducible results for reassurance in clinical decision making
- Efficiency, flexibility and simplicity – Ability to perform critical transplant testing (CMV, EBV, BKV) from a single sample on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems with an industry-leading menu, absolute automation and proven performance
BKV could cause transplant-transmitted infections in immunocompromised transplant patients and is linked to post-transplant complications, such as nephropathy in kidney transplants and hemorrhagic cystitis in hematopoietic stem cell transplants.1,2 Early intervention with best-in-class monitoring tools provides actionable results which enable informed treatment decisions.