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Vector-borne Diseases
Detection and identification of 18 targets

Malaria | Tick-borne | Tropical fever


75% of reported vector-borne illness come from ticks.1


CDC confirms 82% of tick-borne illness is Lyme disease, with vector-borne diseases tripling over the past decade.2

Vector-borne Diseases Overview

Almost everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea. Vectors are mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread pathogens. A person who gets bitten by a vector and gets sick has a vector-borne disease.3

Malaria is a serious vector-borne and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito that feeds on humans. People who get malaria often show signs of high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although left untreated, malaria infections can be fatal.4

Tropical fevers are diseases that are prevalent in the tropics but usually not seen in temperate climates. These may be vector-borne or occur due to conditions of high humidity and temperature or sudden temperature changes which favor growth of microorganisms. Diagnosis and management of tropical infectious diseases are important as they usually run a dramatic course if not treated. They may be caused by a variety of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi; hence an accurate diagnosis leads to appropriate management.5

The Novaplex™ Malaria Assay*, Novaplex™ Tick-borne Disease Assay*, and Novaplex™ Tropical fever virus Assay* are multiplex real-time PCR assays that can detect multiple targets associated with vector-borne diseases. These products can be used with Seegene’s other assays to help accurately detect viruses, bacteria, and parasites that can cause vector-borne diseases.

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

Product Information

Plasmodium vivax (PV)
Plasmodium ovale (PO)
Plasmodium falciparum (PF)
Plasmodium malariae (PM)
Plasmodium knowlesi (PK)

Borrelia mayonii
Borrelia burgdoferi sensu stricto
Babesia duncani
Babesia microti
Borrelia miyamotoi (BMi)
Rickettsia spp. (Rcke)
Anaplasma phagocytophilum (AP)
Ehrlichia ewingii
Ehrlichia chaffensis

Dengue virus (DENV)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV)
Zika virus (ZIKV)
West Nile virus (WNV)


Novaplex™ Malaria Assay
Specimen: Whole Blood

Novaplex™ Tick-borne Disease Assay
Specimen: Tissue (biopsies, puncture) and CSF samples

Compatible instrumentation

Automated Extraction & PCR Setup
Seegene NIMBUS
Seegene STARlet

Real-time PCR
CFX96™ Dx System (Bio-Rad)
CFX96™ Real-Time PCR Detection System
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
  • Simultaneous detection and identification of 18 vector-borne pathogens
  • Multiplex real-time PCR assay that permits simultaneous amplification and detection of target nucleic acids
  • Informative data with individual Ct values for each analyte
Ordering Information

Select the assays you are interested in and a Seegene representative will contact you to complete your order.

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