Rapid turnaround time
Actiphage only requires one visit to collect blood samples and analysis takes 6-8 hours to produce a result.
The test only works on viable, active mycobacteria. Actiphage is more sensitive than any other test currently available, able to detect fewer than 10 live mycobacteria in a 2ml blood sample.
The technology has built-in high-level specificity controls and is able to identify any species of mycobacteria that is susceptible to the bacteriophage and distinguish between them.
Actiphage can reproducibly distinguish between live and dead mycobacteria, meaning that a positive result will only be delivered if there are live mycobacteria in the sample.