Bringing the power of GenMark ePlex® System syndromic panels together with Roche. For use under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) only.
The ePlex® Respiratory Pathogen (RP2) Panel 2 identifies the most common viral and bacterial organisms associated with upper respiratory infection, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The ePlex® RP2 Panel identifies and detects more than 20 of the most common respiratory viruses and bacteria causing respiratory illness in about 90 minutes, allowing clinicians to make informed patient care decisions faster. Rapid diagnosis may be important for people who are more likely to become seriously ill from complications or require hospitalization, such as young children, adults 65 and older, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.
The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in late 2019 sparked a global pandemic. The high mortality early on in the pandemic associated with COVID-19 and the need for rapid isolation to reduce spread and prompt initiation of treatment makes it more critical than ever to quickly identify the cause of respiratory infections.
During the annual respiratory illness season when infections tend to peak (October through March in the northern hemisphere and April through September in the southern hemisphere),1 influenza is often the first virus people think of. Globally, the WHO estimates there are 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness due to seasonal influenza, and 290,000 to 650,000 deaths annually.2 Other viruses, such as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and metapneumovirus, are also more prevalent at certain times of the year, while others, like adenovirus and rhinovirus, are common year-round.3,4 No seasonality for SARS-CoV-2 has been identified yet and infections are expected to remain elevated during respiratory illness season.
By detecting the most common pathogens that cause disease together on a single rapid test, with a single patient sample, the right therapeutic can be prescribed within hours – rather than days, when compared with conventional testing algorithms.
Comprehensive testing with a syndromic respiratory panel aids that clinicians get the information they need to make an informed decision. This can mean that a patient avoids unnecessary antibiotic treatment, and the possible adverse side effects that may be caused by them. Reducing unnecessary use of antimicrobials also aids in antimicrobial stewardship.
|ePlex® Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2, FDA-EUA|
|Coronavirus (229E, HKU1, NL63, OC43)|
|Influenza A H1|
|Influenza A H1-2009|
|Influenza A H3|
|Respiratory Syncytial Virus A|
|Respiratory Syncytial Virus B|