Molecular diagnostics of dermatophytes and quality assesment by INSTAND


    Dermatophytosis is a widespread infection caused by a group of filamentous fungi - dermatophytes, which have the ability to invade keratinized tissues of the skin, hair and nails. Infections caused by these representatives are persistent and require a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment approach.

    Molecular detection methods are the gold standard, providing the fastest and most accurate species identification of dermatophytes.

    The DermaGenius® series of Real-Time PCR products allows the identification of the most common and clinically significant dermatophyte species causing skin, hair and nail infections:

    • DermaGenius® 2.0 Nail Multiplex Real-Time PCR Kit - simultaneous detection of Candida albicans and two most common causes of dermatophyte nail infections (Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton interdigitale) -
    • DermaGenius® 3.0 Complete Multiplex Real-Time PCR Kit - simultaneous identification of 17 most common causes of mycoses on the skin, hair and nails: Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, Trichophyton schoenleinii, Trichophyton quinckeratonton, Trichophytond, Trichoho mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton soudanense, Trichophyton violaceum, Trichophyton benhamiae, Trichophyton verrucosum, Microsporum canis, Microsporum audouinii, Epidermophyton floccosum, Nannizzia gypsea -
    • DermaGenius® Resistance Multiplex Real-Time PCR Kit - Detection of Clinically Significant Causes of Trichophyton Dermatophytosis with Simultaneous Determination of Terbinafine Resistance -

    Check your diagnostic methods for detection and identification of dermatophytes by registering for participation in the external control program of INSTAND - Genome Detection of Dermatophytes - 492. More information about the program can be found in the attached file.

    The deadline for registration is 15.07.2022!

    INSTAND reports cite the DermaGenius® 3.0 Complete Multiplex Real-Time PCR Kit as the most widely used method by diagnostic laboratories worldwide and a guarantor of successful participation in the external control program for dermatophyte detection.

    Each registered participant can take advantage of special conditions for ordering the DermaGenius® series of products.

    More information about the products can be found HERE or by contacting us.

    Information about all upcoming EQA programs of INSTAND with registration in July can be found HERE

    Don't forget to register for INSTAND's EQA virus detection programs and receive a 10% discount on the ELISA or PCR kit of your choice. The deadline for registration is 01.07.2022.

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