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1. (WO2001004345) METHOD OF DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/004345    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/002733
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 15 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: C12Q 1/66
Applicants: NEAR PATIENT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
TURNER, Ronald
SAUL, Richard
YOST, David
POWELL, Steven, J.
Inventors: TURNER, Ronald
SAUL, Richard
YOST, David
POWELL, Steven, J.
Title: METHOD OF DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS
Abstract:
A method for distinguishing between a bacterial infection and a viral infection in a sample taken from a subject is described. The method comprises measuring the level of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) associated with the sample and establishing thereby whether the subject is suffering from a bacterial or viral infection. A test kit for use in the method comprises an agent which causes the release of ATP from bacteria and an ATP assay reagent(s).