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Novaplex™ Dermatophyte Assay
Detect and identify 6 fungal infection pathogens

Fungal nail infections, also known as “onychomycosis,” are very common. They may affect up to 14% of the general population. Fungal toenail infections are more common than fungal fingernail infections.1

Product Information
  • Analytes
    • Candida albicans (CA)
    • Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex1 (TMC)
    • Microsporum spp.2 (Mspp)
    • Epidermophyton floccosum (EF)
    • Trichophyton tonsurans (TT)
    • Trichophyton rubrum complex3 (TRC)

1) incl. T. mentagrophytes, T. verrucosum, T. interdigitale, T. tonsurans, T. erinacei, T. benhamiae
2) incl. M. canis, M. audouinii
3) incl. T. rubrum, T. violaceum, T. soudanense



Compatible instrumentation

Automated Extraction & PCR Setup
Seegene NIMBUS
Seegene STARlet 

Real-time PCR
CFX96™ Real-time PCR Detection System (Bio-Rad)
CFX96™ Dx System (Bio-Rad)
CFX96™ Opus (Bio-Rad)
CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System (Bio-Rad)

Seegene Viewer Software

  • Quick and easy data analysis and interpretation
  • Interface specialized for multiplex testing
Key Features
  • Includes the most common causative pathogens (6 pathogens) for dermatophyte infection 
  • Short TAT (4 hours) from extraction to the final results
  • Informative data with individual Ct values for each analyte 
  • Available for automated extraction and PCR setup for minimal hands-on time
What is Dermatophytosis?

Dermatophytosis is a fungal infection caused by dermatophyte and is well known as a disease accompanied by itching and odor. This highly contagious disease may lead to reduced quality of life such as hair loss and various types of inflammation. Moreover, the longer it is left unattended, the more difficult it is to treat, so it is important to diagnose causative pathogens at an early stage. 

Dermatophytes are associated with infections of the arms, trunk, and legs, face, groin, feet, and hands. Ringworm, jock itch and athletes’ foot are common types of dermatophyte infections. They are often transmitted by touch or contact of contaminated objects. Individuals with lower immunity, diabetes and poor circulation are at greater risk of getting these infections.

Novaplex™ Dermatophyte Assay* detects 6 pathogens associated with dermatophytosis in a single tube.

*Novaplex™ Assays are For Research Use Only. Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures.

1 Gupta AK, Jain HC, Lynde CW, Macdonald P, Cooper EA, Summerbell RC. Prevalence and epidemiology of onychomycosis in patients visiting physicians’ offices: a multicenter Canadian survey of 15,000 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Aug;43(2 Pt 1):244-8.
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