The Listeria Test is an innovative and CE IVD-marked assay for the detection of IgG antibodies against Listeriolysin O, the toxin released by Listeria monocytogenes, in human serum. The ELISA technology makes this kit easy to use and the mechanism on which this test is based, allows a very high specificity that other technologies cannot match, making this serologic test particularly useful for the early diagnosis of listeriosis.
Listeriosis is as rare as fatal infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm). Lm is a widely spread pathogen able to infect both animals and human; it is particularly dreadful for pregnant women where it could cause sepsis, preterm labour, stillbirth and abortion. The device is based on the ELISA principle (Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) and contains all ready-to-use reagents to perform the test, calibrator, positive and negative controls included. The result is easily expressed as an INDEX (ratio between the OD value of the sample and that of the Cut-off). Common applications are: non-invasive screeening test for minimizing the risk of listeriosis through planned controls just before and during pregnancy; as an aid in the diagnosis of listeriosis in non-immunocompromised patients; during a listeriosis outbreak as a screening test for the population exposed to the risk of infection.
|Product type||Diagnostic kit|
|Testing time||3 hours|
|Clinical management of women with listeriosis risk during pregnancy: a review of national guidelines||PUBMED ID: 29237320|
|Listeriolysin O antibodies detection in pregnant women: results from an Italian pilot study||PUBMED ID: 31268117|