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MeningoFinder® 2SMART

The MeningoFinder® 2SMART (Single tube Multiplex Amplification in Real Time) Kit is a qualitative multiplex PCR-based test to detect and differentiate within 2½ hours 4 RNA viruses, 8 DNA viruses, 8 species/groups of bacteria and 2 species of fungi that can all cause meningitis or encephalitis in humans


Infectious diseases, multiplex PCR assay, real-time, viruses, bacteria, fungi


Mumps virus, Measles virus, Human enteroviruses (EV), Parechoviruses, Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1, Herpes simplex virus type 2, Varicella zoster virus, Epstein–Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), HHV-7, HHV-8, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Neisseria meningitidis, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) (B. burgdorferi sensu stricto (s.s.), B. afzelii, B. garinii, B. spielmanii, B. bavariensis and B. valaisiana)/B. miyamotoi (not distinguished) [3], Escherichia coli K1, Cryptococcus neoformans s.l. (C. neoformans serotypes A and D: C. neoformans var. neoformans, C. neoformans var. grubii and Filobasidiella neoformans) and Cryptococcus gattii s.l. (C. neoformans serotypes B and C: C. gattii, C. neoformans var Bacillisporus and Filobasidiella neoformans var bacillispora)


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

PathoFinder offers a new generation of comprehensive molecular diagnostics for syndromic infectious disease panels. Our state-of-the-art multiplex PCR technologies enable a rapid detection and identification of multiple human pathogens in clinical specimens. PathoFinder products are based on our proprietary SmartFinder® and MultiFinder® multiplex PCR-technologies or on Real Time PCR. With PathoFinder's multiplex PCR products, up to 22 pathogens can be readily identified in a single, easy to perform multiplex PCR assay.


Assay plugin* is compatible with:

  • Applied Biosystems ABI® 7500(fast) (DX)
  • Applied Biosystems ViiA7
  • Applied Biosystems Quantstudio 7
  • Abbott® M2000
  • Agilent® Mx3005P
  • Agilent® Mx3000P
  • Cobas z 480
  • BioRad® CFX (96 & 384)
  • Roche LightCycler® 480
  • Roche LightCycler® 1.5
  • Qiagen Rotor-gene 6000
  • Qiagen Rotor-gene Q
  • Cepheid SmartCycler®
  • Applied Biosystems Quantstudio 5
  • Applied Biosystems Quantstudio 5 Dx
  • BMS® Mic qPCR cycler
  • Fast Track cycler
  • Agilent® AriaMx
  • Agilent® AriaDx
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*The assay plugin might be compatible with a certain device, but that doesn't necessarily imply that it's validated for the device. Always look at the IFU of an assay for a list of compatible devices. All regulatory details are on the manufacturer's website.