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Coronavirus Care

Clinical microbiology laboratories dealing with the coronavirus have seen an influx of additional tests to identify viral and bacterial infections presenting similar symptoms to, or related to the treatment of, coronavirus.

Patients with a coronavirus infection may present with symptoms similar to other respiratory infections, and there is an increased risk of bacterial co-infection in patients that require breathing assistance during the course of their disease.

Identification of similar or related infections is vital to rapidly address the outbreak.

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Coronavirus Care

While data is still emerging, reports have suggested that 15% of hospitalized coronavirus patients developed a secondary bacterial infection, the definition of which is: clinical symptoms or signs of pneumonia or bacteraemia with positive culture1.

Among patients who died from coronavirus, 16% of patients had secondary infections2.

Sample collection, transport, identification and accurate treatment is vital to reducing patients' time in hospital and ultimately saving lives.

Workflow and products from Thermo Scientific

Coronavirus Solutions

Rule in/out the presence of viral infections which may present similar symptoms to Coronavirus

Product Code

Product name

Usage

Collection and transport

R12505

MicroTest™ Tubes

Viruses, chlamydiaemycoplasma and ureaplasma

R12552

MicroTest™ Kits

Viruses, chlamydiae

R12566

MicroTest™ Flocked Swab Kits

Viruses, chlamydiae

Detect and isolate

R24600

Xpect™ Flu A & B Test

Influenza A and Influenza B viral antigens

R24601

Xpect™ RSV Test

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

R246003

Remel™ Xpect™ Flu A and B Control Swab

Flu A & B Control Swabs

R246012

Remel™ Xpect™ RSV Control Kit

RSV Control Kit

R62400

Remel™ PathoDx™ Respiratory Virus Panel

Influenza A; influenza B; .Adenovirus, Parainfluenza 1, 2 and 3, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

 

All products available globally

* Product on global allocation

 

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Address an increase in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (HAP/VAP), or bacterial respiratory co-infections which can prolong the duration of ventilator use and length of stay.

Product Code

Product name

Usage

Collection and transport

R723025

Remel™ BactiSwab™ Wire Shaft Amies Clear

Wire Shaft Amies Clear is supplied with a mini-tip swab suitable for ear, nose, throat, eye, male urethral and pediatric specimen collection

TS0001A

Amies Agar Gel Transport Swab

Transportation of throat, vaginal, wound and skin swabs. Amies Agar Gel Transport Swabs come with soft rayon tips, which are inert and non-toxic to microorganisms

Detect and isolate

R01214

Remel™ Columbia Blood Agar w/3% Sheep Blood

General-purpose medium for cultivation, isolation and hemolytic determination of microorganisms

R01320

Columbia CNA Agar with Sheep Blood Medium

Identify staphylococci and streptococci

R01227

Remel™ Blood Agar w/Gentamicin

Selective isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae

R01304

Remel™ Chocolate Agar w/Bacitracin

Isolation of Haemophilus from respiratory specimens containing mixed flora

R01800

Remel™ Schaedler Agar w/Blood, Hemin, Vitamin K

Isolation of anaerobic bacteria from clinical specimens

TV5112

TV5122C

Loewenstein-Jensen Medium

Isolation of Mycobacteria from clinical specimens

R01562

MacConkey Agar Medium

Detect and enumerate coliform organisms, including E. coli, while isolating and detecting Salmonella and Shigella specimens

R01821

Spectra™ MRSA Medium

Chromogenic screening plate for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

7103-44

VersaTREK™ REDOX™ Media

Aerobic media

7102-44

VersaTREK™ REDOX™ Media

Anaerobic media

BC0100M

Signal™ Blood Culture System

Detect the growth of aerobic, anaerobic and micro-aerophilic organisms from blood samples

Identify

R21544

Remel™ BactiDrop™ PYR

Presumptive identification of group A streptococci and enterococci

ID0580M

Oxoid™ O.B.I.S. PYR

Detection of PYRase activity in streptococcal microorganisms and Citrobacter sp. from culture

DR0420M

DrySpot™ Pneumo Latex Agglutination Test

Detection of capsular antigen from Streptococcus pneumoniae to provide rapid identification of Strep. pneumoniae isolated from culture plates and blood culture

R30859001

Wellcogen™ Streptococcus pneumoniae Rapid Latex Agglutination Test, Wellcogen S. pneumoniae Kit

Detection of capsular antigen from Streptococcus pneumoniae (Pneumococcus)

DR0700M

Remel™ PathoDxtra™ Strep Grouping Kit

For identification of Group A, B, C, D, F and G streptococcus

R30950102

Staphaurex™ Plus Latex Agglutination Test

Identify staphylococci which possess clumping factor, protein A, and/or surface antigens, including those characteristic of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) strains

DR0900A

Oxoid™ PBP2' Latex Agglutination Test Kit

Detection of PBP2' as an aid in identifying methicillin resistance in both Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and coagulase-negative Staphylococci.

R40080

Remel™ Gram Stain Kit, 4 x 250 mL bottles

Differentiate Gram-positive from Gram-negative microorganisms

R8311006

RapID™ ONE System

Identify medically important Enterobacteriaceae and other selected oxidase-negative, Gram-negative bacilli isolated from human clinical specimens

GNID

Sensititre™ Gram Negative GNID ID Plate

Obtain presumptive identification of Gram negative organisms in just five hours, or obtain species level identification with overnight incubation

GPID

Sensititre™ Gram Negative GPID ID Plate

Obtain species-level identification of Gram-positive organisms with overnight incubation

Susceptibility Test

Test multiple antibiotics simultaneously, on a plate format which can be run either manually, or using scalable automated instrumentation options to meet laboratory throughput

MDRGN1F

MDRGNX1F*

Sensititre™ Gram Negative AST Plate

Perform susceptibility testing of multidrug-resistant, Gram-Negative isolates against a comprehensive range of second-line antimicrobials on a single platform

FDANDSF

Sensititre™ Streptococcus FDANDSF AST Plate

Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of Streptococcus isolates

STP6F

Sensititre™ Streptococcus STP6F AST Plate

Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of Streptococcus isolates

HPB1

Sensititre™ Haemophilus and Streptococcus HPB1 AST Plate

Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of Haemophilus and Streptococcus

GN7F

Sensititre™ Gram Negative GN7F AST Plate

Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of Gram-negative isolates on a single plate which includes antimicrobials ceftazidime/avibactam and ceftolozane/tazobactam

GPALL3F

FDANDPF

Sensititre™ Gram Positive AST Plate

Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of non-fastidious Gram positive isolates 

Latest disc formats to support testing against multiple drug resistant bacteria

CT1947B

CT1948B

Oxoid™ Ceftazidime/Avibactam Antimicrobial Susceptibility Disks

Ceftazidime/Avibactam is indicated for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, in patients 18 years or older. In combination with metronidazole, it is also indicated for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections. (CLSI or EUCAST compliant)

CT1949B

Oxoid™ Meropenem/Vaborbactam MEV30 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Discs

Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of carbapenem-resistant - Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). (CLSI or EUCAST compliant)

* Research use only

 

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Every laboratory requires Quality Control (QC) organisms to validate test results against stabilized, viable microorganisms.

Thermo Scientific™ Culti-Loops™ are ready-to-use QC organisms, for use at each stage of the workflow.

Organism

Product code

Collection & transport

Detect & isolate

Identify

Susceptibility test

Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni ATCC® 33291™

R4601400

     

Candida albicans ATCC® 10231™

R4601503

 

 

 

Citrobacter freundii ATCC® 8090™

R4601800

 

 

 

Enterococcus faecalis ATCC® 29212™

R4607030

 

Enterococcus faecalis ATCC® 51299™

R4601996

 

 

 

Escherichia coli ATCC® 25922™

R4607050

 

 

Haemophilus influenzae ATCC® 49766™

R4603806

 

 

 

Haemophilus influenzae Type b ATCC® 10211™

R4603810

 

 

Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 43069™

R4607043

     

Neisseria gonorrhoeae ATCC® 49226™

R4609006

 

   

Proteus hauseri ATCC® 13315™

R4607057

 

   

Proteus mirabilis ATCC® 12453™

R4607059

 

   

Proteus vulgaris ATCC® 8427™

R4607058

 

   

Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC® 27853™

R4607060

 

 

Salmonella enterca subsp. enterca serovar Typhimurium ATCC® 14028™

R4606000

 

 

 

Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis ATCC® 13076™

R4608200

 

 

 

Shigella flexneri serovar 2b group B ATCC® 12022™

R4608101

     

Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus ATCC® 25923™

R4607010

 

 

Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus ATCC® 29213™

R4607011

 

 

 

Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC® 12228™

R4606500

 

   

Streptococcus agalactiae group B ATCC® 12386™

R4607027

 

 

 

Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 49619™

R4609015

 

 

 

Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC® 6305™

R4607024

 

   

Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC® 19615™

R4607000

 

Streptococcus sanguinis Type 1 ATCC® 10556™

R4607023

 

 

 

 

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References

1. Zhou F, Yu T, Du R, et al. Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet. 2020 Mar 11[Online ahead of print].

​2. Ruan, Q., Yang, K., Wang, W. et al. Clinical predictors of mortality due to COVID-19 based on an analysis of data of 150 patients from Wuhan, China. Intensive Care Med (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-020-05991-x