Automation of Luminex® NxTAG® Respiratory Pathogen Panel
21 August 2017

The objective of this study was to evaluate the Hamilton® Microlab STAR™ platform’s ability to automate simultaneous extraction of total nucleic acid from up to 96 contrived samples with subsequent addition of the extracted material to the NxTAG RPP reaction vessels. The Luminex NxTAG® Respiratory Pathogen Panel is a qualitative nucleic acid multiplex test that provides simultaneous detection and identification of 19 viruses and 3 atypical bacteria associated with respiratory tract infections.