A Fast and Accurate test for early detection of infection in patients receiving Peritoneal Dialysis
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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.
|Ease of use||
|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 24 months|
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