A RealTime PCR based multiplex assay to detect the most important Sexually Transmitted Disease pathogens: diagnosis within 2.5 hours!

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major cause of morbidity in sexually active individuals and continue to pose major medical, social and economic burden worldwide. Untreated STDs can lead to infertility in both men and women. The development of fast laboratory diagnostic screening methods for STDs is an imperative tool to reduce transmission of STDs worldwide. The STD-Finder® 2SMART is a multiplex PCR test which can detect and differentiate the most important pathogens involved in STD infections in a single assay using Melting Curve Analysis on Real Time PCR instruments.