A simple blood test for accurately distinguishing between bacterial and viral infection
What is MeMed BV?
A simple blood test
MeMed BV is a pioneering blood test to help physicians with the seemingly simple clinical dilemma - does a patient have a bacterial or viral infection. The test harnesses the power of the world's most accurate detection system, crafted by nature - the body’s immune system. MeMed BV measures and computationally integrates the levels of three immune system proteins: TRAIL, IP-10 and CRP.
High quality independent double-blind clinical validation
MeMed BV is the only test for distinguishing bacterial from viral infections that has been validated in multinational, double-blind and external clinical studies. The clinical studies demonstrating the diagnostic performance of MeMed BV encompassed thousands of patients and are published in high impact medical journals.
Why MeMed BV?
The advantages of listening to the immune response
Unlike most conventional solutions that seek to detect bacteria or viruses, MeMed BV is an advanced host response test that uses the human immune system as the disease sensor. This approach offers unique advantages far beyond speed and accuracy: (i) It can diagnose cases when the infection site is not readily accessible or is unknown (e.g., pneumonia or fever without source) because immune markers circulate throughout the body; (ii) It can prevent false alarms due to detection of bacteria or viruses that are mere bystanders and are not causing the disease; (iii) It is robust to rapidly evolving pathogens.
How is MeMed BV performed?
MeMed Key runs the MeMed BV test in just 15 minutes, where and when it actually matters. MeMed Key is a cutting edge, compact immunoassay platform that is accurate and easy to use, making it possible to conduct highly sensitive, rapid, multiplexed protein measurements that previously could only be done on expensive central lab equipment.