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Synovasure® Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test
When You Need to Know Now
The first of its kind, the Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test is specifically designed as an aid for the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). The test delivers same day results with speed and accuracy.1
- Infection Diagnostics
- Revision Knee
- Revision Hip
The Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test offers a rapid and accurate positive/negative result (10 minutes) to aid in diagnosis of PJI.
vs. sensitivity standard of care criteria1
vs. specificity standard of care criteria1*
* Excluding samples with >20% blood
The Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test is a standalone, rapid device for detecting alpha defensin in synovial fluid. The test received FDA authorization in 2019 as a CLIA moderately complex test.
Results in 10 minutes following performance of test
Performance Backed by Data
Demonstrates a high sensitivity (94.3%) and specificity (94.5%). In addition, results proven in clinical studies to be unaffected by:
- Prior antibiotic administration1,3,4
- Comorbidities related to inflammation1,3,5
- Type and/or virulence of the organism1,3,6
Minimal Fluid Requirement
Only needs 15 microliters of synovial fluid to perform test
Consistent results to Laboratory Test
No statistically significant difference in performance of Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test and Synovasure Alpha Defensin ELISA laboratory test.1
Brochure and Resources
Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test Brochure
Description of the value of the Synovasure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test
Synvosure Alpha Defensin Lateral Flow Test
Synovasure Alpha Defensin Control Kit – How to Use
What is Alpha Defensin
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