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Orion GenRead Campylobacter

Orion GenRead Campylobacter is a molecular test intended for detection of Campylobacter species C. jejuni, C. coli and C.lari directly from faecal samples collected from patients suspected of having Campylobacter infection.


Orion GenRead Campylobacter is a ready-to-use kit which offers its users fast and accurate results. The test kit is used together with the Orion GenRead Instrument and is suitable for laboratories of various settings and sizes.

Performing the test requires neither special facilities nor expertise in molecular diagnostics. The simple test procedure includes only a few hands-on steps and can be performed directly from faeces.

An internal control DNA ensures reliable results by monitoring amplification success, reagent integrity and potential inhibitors. The amplification and detection of target DNA takes place in the Orion GenRead Instrument which is HIS/LIS connectable. 

The Orion GenRead system is based on SIBA technology, Orion Diagnostica’s proprietary isothermal nucleic acid amplification technique.

Orion GenRead Campylobacter provides you with


  • Requires little hands on time
  • Provides results in less than one hour
  • Leads to prompt diagnosis and treatment of compromised patients 


  • Allows detection also of nonculturable isolates
  • Offers improved sensitivity over culture, gold standard method

Easy to use

  • Simple sample handling procedure without a separate DNA purification step
  • All-inclusive, CE-marked reagent kit with an internal control integrated into each test tube
  • Allows testing 1 - 12 samples at a time

Test results should never be used alone, without a complete clinical evaluation. 

Orion GenRead Campylobacter is not registered in the USA.

Technical data

Products available
Use For in vitro diagnostic use

Isothermal nucleic acid amplification iNAT based on SIBA (Strand Invasion Based Amplification) technology

Sample type Faeces
Time to result Less than one hour
Reading of the result Instrument read
Storage 2 – 8 °C
Additionally needed

Orion GenRead Instrument

Registration Not registered in the USA
Registered trademark Orion GenRead is a registered trademark of Orion Diagnostica Oy.

About Campylobacter

Campylobacter is a Gram-negative bacterium that is frequently found in both humans and animals. It is the most common bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis in the world. The most common species associated with campylobacteriosis are Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni (>90%) and Campylobacter coli (5-10%).

The bacteria normally inhabit the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals such as poultry and cattle, and consequently foods of animal origin can become contaminated. The majority of Campylobacter infections are acquired through the consumption of contaminated water, raw and inadequately pasteurised milk, and undercooked meats (particularly poultry).

Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache and nausea. Complications are rather uncommon but can be severe and chronic in nature, such as Guillan-Barré syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Current detection techniques for Campylobacter are based on culture under microaerobic conditions. Culture is laborious and time-consuming and results are usually obtained only after 2-4 days. Nucleic acid amplification based technologies have enhanced, simplified and speeded up the diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections. Early and prompt identification of the causative agent for acute infectious gastroenteritis can reduce the severity of disease and help to administer timely and appropriate treatment and to implement infection control precautions in healthcare settings, such as isolation.

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