The Native Antigen Company’s Mycoplasma pneumoniae antigen is produced from whole organisms that have been purified and detergent treated to enrich antigenic proteins and decrease background.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is recognized as one of the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia. Early diagnosis of M. pneumoniae, usually by an ELISA IgM assay, is important because the infection often responds well to appropriate antibiotics.
However, ELISA assays, particularly those for IgM detection, often exhibit poor sensitivity and may, in addition, be susceptible to cross reactivity from other pathogens. The company claims that its new purified antigen preparation, which is highly reactive to IgM, will offer in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturers the opportunity to introduce next generation ELISA assays which demonstrate greater specificity set against an inherently low background signal.
****SHIPPING NOTIFICATION:This product is shipped at ambient temperature. Extensive stability tests have shown no negative effects on antigen performance for 7 days of shipping including several freeze/thaw cycles. Should customers desire shipment on dry ice, this can be performed for an extra fee, please get in contact with us by phone or email.****