27th September, 2016
OPERON is glad to announce the launching of its new product: STD Panel Strip.
At present, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) make up the most common group of infectious diseases that must be reported in the majority of the world's countries. Their incidence is elevated, and more than 20 pathogenic micro-organisms are known to be transmitted by sexual contact, with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma (genitalium and hominis) being the most common.
The current permanent trend of increasing sexually transmitted diseases, especially among young people under 25 years, makes their early and accurate diagnosis of great interest.
The STD Panel Strip is a test based on the reverse blot technique that allows the detection of 10 pathogens associated to sexually transmitted diseases: Chlamydia trachomatis (discriminating variants L1, L2 and L3, that cause lymphogranuloma venereum), Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, Herpes simplex 1, Herpes simplex 2 and Treponema pallidum.