Respiratory DMI Kit

Respiratory Results Now!

Direct identification of bacteria from native respiratory samples without prior culture

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is one of the most dangerous bacterial infections. HAP often affects critically ill patients and is responsible for a significant percentage of the developing sepsis cases. To avert such adverse health effects by HAP, treatment with appropriate antibiotics must be initiated promptly. This requires rapid identification of the pneumonia causing microorganisms.


Respiratory DMI Kit

One Step Ahead

The Respiratory DMI Kit supports quick antibiotic therapy decisions as it provides identification results directly from native respiratory patient samples such as sputum, endotracheal or bronchial aspirates without prior bacterial culture.

The assay design of 12 genus and species-specific probes enables easy, precise and reproducible identification of clinically relevant pathogens associated with the development of HAP and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) within 35 minutes. Slides can be read manually or automatically scanned and imaged with the Metafer DMI Scanner.

Gram negative bacteria

Gram positive bacteria

Acinetobacter spp. Staphylococcus spp.
Enterobacteriaceae Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli Streptococcus spp.
Haemophilus influenzae Streptococcus pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Serratia marcescens
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
DMI identification of Serratia marcescens directly from a patient sample with ATTO-labelled beacons

With Further Insights

Gram stains, together with rapid DMI results, provide timely, strong, reliable and cost-effective support for antibiotic selection with valuable information about the principle bacteria associated with nosocomial pneumonia (HAP / VAP). Moreover, DMI has the important advantage over other molecular diagnostics of preserving cell morphology, allowing phenotypic examination.

At Reduced Costs

Early HAP / VAP pathogen identification provides significant cost-savings potential because it supports the timely selection of appropriate antibiotics based on commonly known resistance characteristics. And the swift selection of further specific tests for identified pathogens, such as resistance assays for S. aureus, can reduce unnecessary concomitant treatment costs and saves time and resources.

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Name Order Number Size
Respiratory DMI Kit P-7510-011-IG The kit includes required reagents and consumables for 72 assays


* MetaSystems products are used in many countries worldwide. Depending on the regulations of the respective country or region, some products may not be used for clinical diagnostic use. In Europe MetaSystems products are CE labelled in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) devices. In the USA all MetaSystems products except the Ikaros karyotyping systems are intended to be used for research or inspection only.