cobas® 4800 CT/NG Test
Roche's cobas® 4800 CT/NG Test* is qualitative multiplex assay that simultaneously detects two CT independent DNA targets – one in the cryptic plasmid and the other on the CT genome.
This design can detect infections caused by the wild type CT, the Swedish variant (nvCT), and other Chlamydia strains that may harbor deletions in the cryptic plasmid, or those that do not carry the cryptic plasmid.
DR-9, a direct repeat region and target of the NG assay, makes it highly specific to the NG species. No cross reactivity with commensal Neisseria or other bacterial species has been observed with the NG assay.
*Not available in the United States