Mobidiag Announces Release of Amplidiag® Stool Parasites (CE-IVD), a Multiplex PCR Test to Detect Parasites Directly from Stool Samples
ESPOO, Finland, August 29th, 2016 – Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company, today announced the launch of its CE-IVD marked Amplidiag® Stool Parasites kit, a molecular test allowing detection of the main diarrhea causing stool parasites: Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium spp., Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis.
Pathogenic protozoa are the main causative agents of parasite-associated gastroenteritis due to their ability to multiply in humans. If not detected and treated in time, they can cause diarrhea and a wide variety of other prolonged symptoms, such as colitis, abdominal discomfort, and nausea, symptoms that compromise quality of human life. As a result, infections caused by stool parasites raise important public health challenges with a strong economic impact globally.