The BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel performed on the BD MAX System is an automated qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for the direct detection of DNA targets from bacteria associated with bacterial vaginosis (qualitative results reported based on detection and quantitation of targeted organism markers), Candida species associated with vulvovaginal candidiasis, and Trichomonas vaginalis from vaginal swabs in patients who are symptomatic for vaginitis/vaginosis. The test utilizes real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the amplification of specific DNA targets and utilizes fluorogenic target-specific hybridization probes to detect and differentiate DNA from:
The BD MAX™ CT/GC/TV assay, as performed using the BD MAX System, incorporates automated DNA extraction and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the direct, qualitative detection of DNA from Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and/or Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). The assay may be used for detection of CT and/or GC DNA in male urine specimens, and the detection of CT, GC and/or TV DNA in female urine specimens, clinician-collected female endocervical swab specimens and patient-collected vaginal swab specimens (in a clinical setting). The assay is indicated for use to aid in the diagnosis of chlamydial urogenital disease, gonococcal urogenital disease and/or trichomoniasis in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.