In 2014, 86/145 datasets (59%) that typed for at least one HPV type were 100% proficient for the types detected by the test. Of these, 32 datasets identified the content of all samples, including the samples with copy number amounts that were lower than required for proficiency.
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Although the performance of the assays were similar, the Seegene assay had the advantage of simultaneous detection of two gene targets for each of the common Influenza A subtypes, improved throughput of 30 samples per run and automated result analysis. Seegene assay had improved multiplexing ability compared to other real-time PCR methods with almost double the throughput compared to the FTD assay.
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For bacterial pathogens, Allplex™ was able to detect the organisms grown in culture with high sensitivity and additionally detected several types that could not be detected with conventional culture methods. Overall, Allplex™ had a > 2-fold higher detection rate than the conventional methods.
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