Fungal Pathogens Detection Kits
RevoDx Candida albicans qPCR Kit
Candida albicans is the type of yeast that lives in your body. It can overgrow and turn into an infection if the balance of healthy bacteria and yeast is disrupted. Candidiasis is the term used to describe an infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast (Candida). Common infections include vaginal yeast infection, diaper rash and thrush. The most common infection caused by Candida albicans is a vaginal yeast infection, which occurs in about 75% of people with a vagina at least once in their lifetime. Symptoms of infection include: skin redness (rash), itching, blisters, lumpy white patches, pain, soreness or discomfort, burning sensation, vaginal discharge. Normally, yeast infections are not contagious, but Candida albicans infections have the potential to spread to different hosts if you have a weakened immune system or if you are taking certain medications. It is unlikely that you will spread a Candida albicans infection if you are healthy.
RevoDx Candida albicans qPCR Kit is a real-time PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of Candida albicans DNA.
RevoDx Cryptococcus Neoformans/gattii qPCR Kit
Cryptococcosis is an infectious disease of worldwide distribution, caused by encapsulated yeasts belonging to the phylum Basidiomycota. Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are the two etiologic agents of cryptococcosis. Cryptococcosis usually affects the lungs or the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), but it can also affect other parts of the body. Brain infections caused by C. gattii and other types of Cryptococcus are called cryptococcal meningitis. C. gattii lives in soil and on certain trees, primarily in tropical and subtropical regions across the world. People can become infected with C. gattii after breathing in the microscopic fungus from the environment. Within a few days to a few weeks of infection, the following symptoms may develop: fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, altered mental states, such as confusion, untreated, more serious symptoms may develop, including: brain damage, coma, hearing loss, hydrocephalus (water on the brain).
RevoDx Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii qPCR Kit is a real-time PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii DNA.