A Fast and Accurate test for early detection of infection in patients receiving Peritoneal Dialysis


PERiPLEX® is a simple to use, 5-minute point-of-care test for home and Professional use as an aid to diagnosis of infection in patients receiving Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) treatment. The test detects two recognised markers of infection, Matrix MetalloProteinase-8 (MMP-8) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) in a lateral flow assay using peritoneal dialysate taken from the waste bag.

Early detection will give PD patients warning of an infection, prompting them to seek medical assistance. Early treatment is known to result in better control of infection and helps prevent infection-related damage to the peritoneal membrane.

PERiPLEX® can be used in a variety of situations to provide reassurance to PD patients, particularly for new PD users, or for patients who have previously had peritonitis.

The PERiPLEX technology was developed following a collaborative project with Cardiff University Medical School, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

The Test is Simple


Remove test device from foil pouch, and remove cap from the device


Expose the wick to the waste dialysate solution until a pink wash appears in the read window

Remove the device from the fluid and replace cap. Place device on a flat surface and read after 5 minutes

Clinical Features and Benefits

The features of PERiPLEX empowers the Peritoneal Dialysis community to manage the detection of infection in numerous ways which benefit both the patient and the Clinician. It can be used as a simple diagnostic tool to provide a rapid test for infection; Screening of high-risk patients when there is a higher risk of infection and monitoring response to treatment by checking for negative tests.

Feature Benefit
Fast result
  • Allows Clinician to make faster decision on treatment
  • Provides quick patient reassurance
  • Allows Clinician to rule out infection and focus on other possible causes
Ease of use
  • Minimal training required
  • Simple three step test
  • Fits in with standard care pathway of Peritoneal Dialysis
Performance Characteristics
  • Positive result of Dialysate samples (Sensitivity: 98.5%)
  • Negative result of Dialysate samples (Specificity: 94.5%)
PERiPLEX Technology
  • Reliable and Repeatable single use measurement
  • Product stability process provides 24 months shelf life

Further Information

Product Information

Product Code 11011203 — 3 tests per kit
11011235 — 35 tests per kit
Sample Type Peritoneal Dialysis effluent
Assay Time 5 minutes
Assay Format Lateral Flow
Storage 2° – 25°
Shelf Life Minimum 18 months


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