First Test Kits Approved for the Detection and Identification of Microbial Nucleic Acids by FISH in Clinical Specimen

ID-FISH Technology is the leader in the development of diagnostic assays for detection of malaria parasites directly from blood smears using our patented fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technology. Two kits have recently been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ID-FISH Plasmodium Genus Test Kit and ID-FISH Plasmodium falcicarum and P. vivax Combo Test Kit. The Genus kit detects all plasmodium species known to cause human disease, P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. knowlesi. The Combo kit detects and differentiates P. falciparum and P. vivax. Since these simple and cost-effective tests are highly specific, better management of malaria patients is possible around the world. With your support, we can provide the right diagnoses to millions suffering from malaria.