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Xpert CT/NG

Xpert® CT/NG

90 minute detection and differentiation of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG).

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  • An on-demand test capable of delivering accurate results while patients are still present in the clinic provides a much-needed advantage in our efforts to control infectious diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Delays in treatment can lead to complications in about 1 in 25 infected women awaiting test results. In addition, the availability of results in less than 90 minutes is especially important for patients presenting to Emergency Departments and in managing patients who may not return for treatment.”

    - Dr. Edward W. Hook, III Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Director of the STD Control Program for the Jefferson County Department of Health

    The Need

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Chlamydia (CT) and Gonorrhea (NG) are the most prevalent of all reportable STDs. While both carry severe health consequences if left untreated, Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the U.S. There are more than 1.5 million people who don’t know they are infected, which undermines effective treatment programs. To break the cycle of chlamydia transmission numerous professional organizations, including the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, recommend annual chlamydia screening for all sexually active females 25 years and younger.

    What would help laboratories offering CT/NG testing?

    • Accurate, reliable, and reproducible tests
    • Enable onsite consultation & treatment of patients
    • Less time preparing samples and reagents
    • More test choices, fewer platforms

    The Solution

    Now anyone can run a CT/NG test with confidence. Each test cartridge contains everything you need, including three controls to ensure test integrity and performance. With Xpert® CT/NG, same-day patient consultation and treatment are now practical for clinicians.

    On-demand CT/NG testing — a next generation solution:

    • Sample adequacy control confirms patient sample is genuine
    • CT target unique to Cepheid; selected for superior inclusivity
    • Double your confidence with two independent NG targets
    • More tests than any platform

    The Impact

    Speed and single-test confidence to make the most efficient use of your highly trained resources. Accelerate your laboratory’s workflow with on-demand, random-access flexibility. Combine performance with the ability to run other tests (such as GBS, MRSA, C. difficile, and Flu) on the GeneXpert System to achieve proven increase in overall laboratory level service.

    Shift your lab from reactive to proactive

    • Achieve same-day containment and improve patient management
    • Deliver same-day results to clinicians with a 90 minute, on-demand test
    • Contact patient faster
    • Help more patients live healthier lives

    Impact on Patient Pathway

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      Xpert CT/NG
      Number of Tests: 10