Autoimmune Multiplex: Reduce Costs and Increase Throughput

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Reduce Costs and Increase Throughput for Autoimmune Diagnostic Testing Using Multiplex Technology

Generate multiple results and revenue from a single well.

Davis, CA, August 7th, 2012 – Simplify clinical diagnosis of autoimmune disease with Gold Standard Diagnostics’ (GSD) comprehensive offering of multiplex autoimmune assays. GSD has partnered with Theradiag (formerly known as Biomedical Diagnostics, BMD) to provide laboratories with the FIDIS™ suite of products for detection of the autoantibodies associated with connective tissue diseases, CREST syndrome, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, Sjögren syndrome, thyroid syndromes, Celiac and many others. Major benefits of the FIDIS™ multiplex product suite include: up to 13 results in a single well, reduced labor and overhead, increased throughput, small sample volume and full automation.

Simplify Your Laboratory Experience with Multiplex…

Autoimmune diagnosis can be complicated and expensive. Multiplex technology allows clinicians to perform an entire panel of assays in a single well and generate the same results with drastically less laboratory resources and patient sample requirements. For example, the FIDIS™ Connective 10 panel simultaneously detects antibodies for dsDNA, SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Jo-1, Scl-70, ribosomal P and centromere — all in a single well. Capture major cost savings through decreased labor and higher throughput while remaining eligible for the same reimbursements as performing a panel of assays individually.

How Multiplex and FIDIS™ Work…

The FIDIS™ system employs Luminex® xMAP® technology, along with proprietary MLX booster™ software to provide rapid and precise results for autoimmune diagnosis. xMAP® uses proprietary microsphere beads for multiplexing. A single well can contain up to 500 microsphere beads, each coated with a reagent specific to a particular assay. The beads are color coded, allowing for accurate, automated reading of results by an advanced optical system.

Additional ELISA Autoimmune Options…

Gold Standard Diagnostics also offers a large number of ELISA assays for early autoimmune screening and to expand beyond the scope of tests available in the FIDIS™ format.

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