Infections with sexually transmitted pathogens (STI), in particular Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Trichomonas, often lead to inflammation of the urogenital tract. Untreated, they may ascend and eventually lead to infertility. Some pathogens, such as Treponema pallidum, can spread in the whole body and lead to a generalised infection and even to death. In a part of infections with sexually transmitted pathogens, symptoms only occur late or in certain stages of the infection, so that they often remain undetected for a long time. In addition to the direct consequences for the patient, infections with most of the above pathogens during pregnancy can lead to intrauterine death, premature birth or damage to the foetus. Moreover, many pathogens can be transmitted to the newborn during birth, causing severe postnatal infections.
The EUROArray STI - 11 enables simultaneous detection of 11 sexually transmitted pathogens in one reaction: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), HSV-1 and -2, Haemophilus ducreyi (HD), Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), Mycoplasma hominis (MH), Treponema pallidum (TP), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), Ureaplasma parvum (UP), Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU).
There are different EUROArray STI test systems available for the detection of different pathogen combinations, also of smaller pathogen ranges, so that the determination can be performed according to the requirements of the physician:
The detection by means of the EUROArray STI - 11 is highly specific and sensitive and offers an enormous time advantage over detection by culturing. Timely detection of these pathogens and subsequent targeted treatment can prevent consequential damage of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which can lead to severe chronic diseases or infertility.
The combined detection of these pathogens with the EUROArray STI - 11 is especially useful for clarifying ambiguous clinical findings, identifying asymptomatic infections in pregnancy care, and identifying multiple infections with different sexually transmitted pathogens.
In comparison with other molecular biological procedures for the detection of sexually transmitted diseases, the EUROArray STI -11 is extremely easy to perform. No further molecular biological knowledge is required. In addition, EUROArray STI test systems can be performed in parallel with the EUROArray HPV.
Alongside the assays for molecular diagnostics, EUROIMMUN also offers a large range of products for the detection of antibodies against infectious agents.