Whilst viral meningitis is the most common, bacterial meningitis is the most serious cause of infection if treatment is not given quickly. Although there are many bacteria associated with meningitis, below shows the bacteria which commonly infect adults:
- Neisseria meningitidis – most common cause for bacterial meningitis. The bacteria can be easily spread through close contact, therefore making it incredibly contagious. The bacteria can be found anywhere worldwide, but it is very common in the sub-Saharan and South Asia. A vaccine is recommended in countries where infection is very common.
- Haemophilus influenzae – second most common cause for bacterial meningitis. There are several types of this bacteria, but Hib is most commonly associated with bacterial meningitis. H. influenzae spreads through air droplets, as well as close and lengthy contact.
- Streptococcus pneumoniae – it is only known as pneumococcal disease. Travellers are most at risk for infection, especially in developing countries. However, the elderly and people with weakened immunity are also at risk.
The AMD Bacterial Meningitis kit provides the user with the 3 genes most associated with these common bacteria causing meningitis.
The range of assays described below are in vitro PCR reaction assays for the quantitative determination of bacterial meningitis genes within bacterial cells. Gene expression can be measured using samples such as whole blood or CSF based on Taqman detection method for bacterial meningitis genes with a highly sensitive one step qPCR kit.
Quality: All AMD kits are manufactured under high-quality standardization methods with unique precision and sensitive technology when compared to the most of the famous and approved diagnostic commercial Bacterial Meningitis qPCR assays.
Specificity: AMD Bacterial Meningitis shows up to 100% specificity for sodC, lytA and hpd genes under our validation methods and devices.
|Product name||Technology||Target Genes||Package||Cat No|
|AMD Bacterial Meningitis kit||One step Real time PCR||sodC, lytA and hpd||100 reactions||KD347519-100|