CLART® PneumoVir y CLART® PneumoVir 2

CLART® PneumoVir and CLART® PneumoVir 2 are an in vitro diagnostics product for the detection and genotyping of multiple viruses that cause respiratory infections, by means of multiplex PCR followed by visualization in low-density arrays, based on CLART® technology.

Analysis information

Both Kits simultaneously detects and subtypes multiple respiratory viruses in a single trial. The information obtained allows a rapid and a proper management of infection avoiding both, the unnecessary and unspecific use of antibiotics as well as the generation of potential resistances.

Similarly, it enables a reduction in diagnosis costs by bringing together multiple targets in a single assay.

   *Detection only available in CLART® PneumoVir 2

Advantages of CLART® PneumoVir 2

– 2 hours less of analysis time compared with CLART® PneumoVir

– A new tube for detection of Coronavirus OC43 and NL63 and H7N9 subtype of Influenza A

Validated sample types

CLART® PneumoVir and CLART® PneumoVir 2 have been developed and validated for the detection of different respiratory viruses types present in the following samples:

  • Nasopharyngeal wash .
  • Nasopharyngeal exudate .
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage.

High sensitivity and specificity

Both kits have sensitivity and specificity values higher than 90%,  that are a consequence of the presence within the array of each virus-specific probe in triplicate.

Quality control

CLART® PneumoVir and CLART® PneumoVir 2 ensures the quality of the results by including internal controls in each test:

  • Amplification control in each amplification tube: avoid false negative results.
  • Biotin markers: they have a dual aim; first, they act as reference system for the automatic alignment of the array grid and, secondly, they serve as control of the reagents performance.

Automatic reading and interpretation of results

Analysis if results is performed in a fully automatic wasy by SAICLART®, the GENOMICA image processing software for microarrays. This software can automatically detect and interpret all the targets present in the image, thus avoiding any subjectivity that might be introduced by the user. The user thus obtains the results in a fast, simple and reproducible way, presented in clear and concise reports that can be printed or exported to the laboratory information management system (LIMS).

CLART® PneumoVir & CLART® PneumoVir 2 kits fulfills all the requirements of EU guideline 98/79/EC specific for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products and has the Declaration of Conformity according to Annex III of the mentioned guideline.


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