FTD Respiratory Assays

FTD Respiratory AssaysSyndromic testing for emerging, routine, and seasonal outbreaks of respiratory infections using multiplex RT-PCR

Acute respiratory pathogen infections are common causes of acute local and systemic disease with substantial morbidity and mortality in pediatric, adult, and immunocompromised patients. Early and accurate diagnosis of respiratory pathogens diminishes transmission and complications. More efficient laboratory testing enables the physician to determine appropriate and timely patient treatment.1,2

Siemens Healthineers offers solutions for the simultaneous detection of several respiratory pathogens:

  • FTD SARS-CoV-2 Assay3 for the specific detection of the coronavirus causing COVID-19
  • FTD FLU/HRSV Assay4 for the detection of influenza A, influenza B, and human respiratory syncytial viruses A and B
  • FTD Respiratory Pathogens 21 Assay4 for the detection of 20 viruses and 1 bacterium


Caratteristiche e vantaggi

Greater Efficiency

  • Provides simultaneous detection of probable pathogens with one kit using a single sample for increased testing efficiency.
  • Compatible with commonly used extraction and thermal cycler platforms. 5,6

Better Outcomes

  • Expanding precision medicine with clinically relevant singleplex and multiplex panels.
  • Supports management of respiratory infections throughout the year as well as during seasonal peaks using the same protocol and solution.

Lower Costs

  • Syndromic panels enable testing of multiple pathogens at the same time, saving time and resources.
  • A single sample and test are used to determine all the probable pathogenic causes at the same time, in one run.


FTD SARS-CoV-2 Assay

Specific detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)


Detection of influenza A, influenza B, and human respiratory syncytial viruses A and B

influenza A
influenza B
respiratory syncytial virus A/B

FTD Respiratory Pathogens 21 Assay
Detection of 20 viruses and 1 bacterium

coronavirus 229E
coronavirus HKU1
coronavirus NL63
coronavirus OC43
human metapneumovirus A/B
influenza A
influenza A H1N1
influenza B
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
parainfluenza virus 1
parainfluenza virus 2
parainfluenza virus 3
parainfluenza virus 4
respiratory syncytial virus A/B