Ingenius Respiratory Bacterial ELITe MGB Panel

Ingenius Respiratory Bacterial ELITe MGB Panel

Mycoplasma pneumoniaeChlamydia pneumoniae, and Legionellapneumophila are common bacteria involved in respiratory infections, and responsible for severe complications, especially in the immunocompromised. Symptoms of respiratory infections are similar, non-specific, and not sufficient to clearly identify the causative agent. Molecular methods are the most efficient solutions to identify the right pathogen and provide an adapted patient treatment.

  • Description


Respiratory Bacterial ELITe MGB® Panel is a multiplex PCR assay designed to detect and differentiate Mycoplasma pneumoniaeChlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila/Legionella longbeachae DNAs. The assay is  validated on bronchoalveolar lavage samples, in combination with ELITe InGenius®, a fully automated sample-to-result solution.


Conserved targets · M.pneumoniae: Adhesin gene
· C.pneumoniae: RNA polymerase beta chain gene
· L.pneumophila/L.longbeachae: outer membrane MIP protein gene
· Internal control: sodA gene of Streptococcus equi
Best-in-class PCR technology · TaqMan probes and Minor Groove Binder technology
Sample · Bronchoalveolar lavages
Integrated workflow · Fully automated process for extraction, amplification and result analysis with ELITe InGenius
High performance · M.pneumoniae: 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity
· N.pneumoniae: 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity
· L.pneu./long.: 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity
Eluate storage · Additional testing including multiple PCR from the same eluate, retesting or archiving
Minimal hands-on time · Less than 2 minutes per sample from extraction to result analysis
Large respiratory infections menu · Smart and focused respiratory infections range with Respiratory Viral ELITe MGB® Panel and MDR/MTB ELITe MGB® Kit*