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What is xMAP Technology
Luminex xMAP technology is used for multiplex testing. Multiplexing is a method for high-volume testing—or testing multiple pathogens simultaneously within a single run—using a single sample volume. The Prime Diagnostics xMAP Technology is best-suited for testing 1–20 targets.
How does xMAP Technology work?
xMAP Technology uses labeled microspheres or beads, allowing for the simultaneous capture of multiple pathogens from a single reaction. Because of their small size and low density, xMAP microsphere-based assays exhibit virtual solution-phase kinetics during the reaction. The beads are individually read using an xMAP instrument.
The xMAP beads pass through a red laser, or LED, which excites the internal dyes to distinguish the microsphere set. Then, a green laser or LED excites the fluorescent reporter dye to determine the result of the assay.
Key Advantages of xMAP Technology: