Dermatophytes are a group of fungi that can cause infections in skin, hair, and nails, known as dermatophytosis. These fungi thrive in warm and moist environments and their infections typically present as red, scaly patches on the skin or as brittle, discolored nails. Dermatophyte infections are highly contagious and can spread through direct contact or indirectly through contaminated surfaces. 

PCR testing for dermatophytes offers rapid and accurate detection by amplifying specific fungal DNA from clinical samples. It is more sensitive than traditional methods like culture or microscopy, allowing for early diagnosis and targeted treatment. PCR also distinguishes between different dermatophyte species, guiding appropriate therapy and preventing the spread of infection.  

More than 40 species of dermatophytes are identified as causing infections, yet not every individual species necessitates a distinct treatment approach. Utilizing the TandemPlex® Panel REF 84115 for Dermatophytes and other fungi from AusDiagnostics, 94% (compared to recent clinical findings*) of clinically significant dermatophytes can be identified at the species level, facilitating precise treatment with the utmost specificity. Through its genus-level targets, the panel achieves high sensitivity, ensuring comprehensive detection of all relevant pathogens. 

R-Biopharm offers patented molecular diagnostics solutions for detecting dermatological infections: 

* Uhrlaß et al. “First results from the application of the real-time PCR test for dermatophyte detection in comparison to fungal culture under routine conditions in Germany” Poster at 57th Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) e. V., 27 to 29 September 2023, Frankfurt/Main

You may choose from different diagnostic systems to test for a variety of parasites including Entamoeba, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. To enable fast detection of multiple parasites by real-time PCR we also offer RIDA®GENE Parasitic Stool Panels.

RIDA®GENE for parasite diagnostics

You can find more information on our RIDA®GENE real-time PCR kits for parasite diagnostics in our free customer brochure.

RIDASCREEN® for parasite diagnostics

You can find more information on our RIDASCREEN® ELISA kits for parasite diagnostics in our free customer brochure.

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