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The QuantStudio™ Dx instrument’s proven performance, security, and reliability—combined with the outstanding sensitivity and specificity of the Quidel® Molecular Direct C. difficile Assay —help ensure that the right answer is delivered the first time, and every time.
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Diagnostics platform that grows with you
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What IVD assays are available?
The Quidel® Molecular Direct C. difficile Assay is the first of our growing assay menu validated for use with the QuantStudio™ Dx Real-Time PCR System. A strong pipeline of assays currently in development includes those for Influenza A + B, RSV + hMPV, and Direct HSV 1+ 2/VZV. Our future offerings will also include tests for oncology and inherited diseases.
What formats does the instrument support?
For assay development: qPCR Microfluidic Card, 96-well Fast and standard, and 384-well formats in the US.†
For IVD: 96-well Fast format in US; qPCR Microfluidic Card, 96-well Fast and standard, and 384-well formats in Europe.
What is a qPCR Microfluidic Card?
It is a Life Technologies proprietary 384-well qPCR Microfluidic Card designed to perform 8 x 48 simultaneous reactions without the need for liquid-handling robots.
What applications does the instrument support?
The QuantStudio™ Dx instrument has you covered across several applications, whether you perform pathogen detection, gene expression analysis, SNP genotyping, copy number analysis, mutation detection with castPCR™ technology, microRNA and other non-coding RNA analysis, or high-resolution melt (HRM) analysis.§
What size is the instrument?
The instrument dimensions are 53.0 cm (20.9 in) x 70.0 cm (27.6 in) x 75.0 cm (29.5 in). It weighs 70 kg (154.3 lb).
How long does it take to run a typical PCR assay?
Cycle times depend on the test being performed and the thermodynamic requirements. Typically it takes less than 60 minutes from sample acquisition to reporting.
What is the hands-on time?
Approximately 15 minutes. It takes less than 10 minutes to setup the plate, 1 minute to cycle and image, and less than 5 minutes to analyze the data and generate the report.
In Vitro Diagnostics Use.
The QuantStudio™ Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument with QuantStudio™ Dx Software is intended to perform fluorescence-based PCR to provide detection of FDA cleared and approved nucleic acid sequences in human-derived specimens. The QuantStudio™ Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument with QuantStudio™ Dx Software is intended for in vitro diagnostic use by trained laboratory technologists in combination with nucleic acid reagent kits/tests manufactured and labeled for diagnostic purposes on this instrument. The QuantStudio™ Real-Time PCR Instrument and accessories also meet the requirements of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (98/79/EC).
† These blocks are CE-marked in Europe.
§ Applications are intended for research use only in Test Development Mode use only (RUO).
Life Technologies distributes the Quidel® Molecular Assays* for infectious disease testing. Please see complete menu below:
- Molecular Direct C. difficile Assay (FDA-cleared/CE-IVD)
- Influenza A + B (CE-IVD)
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus hMPV (CE-IVD)
- Direct HSV 1 + 2/VZV (CE-IVD)
*The Quidel® Molecular Direct C. difficile is currently the only approved assay for use in the United States,with additional assays in development. Approved assays for use in Europe include the Molecular Direct C. difficile Assay, Influenza A + B, RSV + hMPV, and HSV 1+ 2/VZV Assays.
Applied Biosystems® Service Plans:
The QuantStudio™ Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument is supported by:
- Professional installation
- Premium Package Training conducted by field scientists
- Worldwide application, technical, and field-training support
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