May 19, 2022 -- Vela Diagnostics has launched a new PCR-based test for detecting urinary tract infection pathogens and antimicrobial resistance genes.
The test, called PathoKey MP UTI ID and AMR PCR, is currently for research use only, the company said. It allows for the in vitro detection and categorization of 14 pathogens that cause urinary tract infections and 14 antimicrobial resistance genes that block five antibiotics.
The test is compatible with real-time PCR cyclers such as Rotor-Gene Q 5/6 plex platforms and the QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR system, according to Vela.
It also offers the option of either automated or manual workflow, Vela Diagnostics said.