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Cat. No.: RH0210I
The One Step Dengue NS1 Ag Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of dengue virus NS1 antigen in serum or plasma and whole blood to aid in the diagnosis of Dengue viral infection.
Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. It occurs in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Symptoms appear 3—14 days after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults. Dengue haemorrhagic fever (fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, bleeding) is a potentially lethal complication, affecting mainly children. Early clinical diagnosis and careful clinical management by experienced physicians and nurses increase survival of patients. One step Dengue NS1 Ag Test is a simple, visual qualitative test that detects dengue virus NS1 antigen in human serum or plasma. The test is based on immunochromatography and can give a result within 15 minutes.
PRINCIPLE OF THE PROCEDURE
The One Step Dengue NS1 Ag Test is a qualitative membrane strip based immunoassay for the detection of dengue virus NS1 antigen in serum or plasma and whole blood. In this test procedure, anti-Dengue NS1 antibody is immobilized in the test line region of the device. After a Serum or plasma or blood specimen is placed in the specimen well, it reacts with anti-Dengue NS1 antibody coated particles that have been applied to the specimen pad. This mixture migrates chromatographically along the length of the test strip and interacts with the immobilized anti-Dengue NS1 antibody. If the specimen contains dengue virus NS1 antigen, a colored line will appear in the test line region indicating a positive result. If the specimen does not contain dengue virus NS1 antigen, a colored line will not appear in this region indicating a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear at the control line region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred..
REAGENTS AND MATERIALS SUPPLIED
MATERIALS REQUIRED BUT NOT PROVIDED
RAGE AND STABILITY
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
SAMPLE COLLECTION AND PREPARATION
Allow the test, specimen and/or controls to reach room temperature 15-30℃ (59-86℉) prior to testing.
1. Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test device from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.
2. Place the test device on a clean and level surface.
3. For serum or plasma or whole blood specimen: Hold the dropper vertically and transfer 3 drops of serum or plasma (approximately 100μl) to the specimen well(S) of the test device, then start the timer. See illustration below.
4. Wait for the colored line(s) to appear. Read results at 15 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 20 minutes
NOTE: Applying sufficient amount of specimen is essential for a valid test result. If migration (the wetting of membrane) is not observed in the test window after one minute, add one more drop of specimen (serum or plasma) to the specimen well.
READING THE TEST RESULTS
Positive: Two lines appear. One line should always appear in the control line region(C), and another one apparent colored line should appear in the test line region.
Negative: One colored line appears in the control region(C).No apparent colored line appear in the test line region.
Invalid: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test device. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.
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LIMITATIONS OF THE TEST
Span Biotech Ltd. is a research based company for rapid tests, with strong support from National Key Laboratory of Technology Projects of 10th and 11th Five-Year Plan and Faculty of Life Sciences of HuBei University. SpanBio also housed a R&D team that is developing gene recombination, cell cultivation and protein purification techniques. SpanBio pays strict attention on rapid tests for human being, animal diseases and food safety detection. It provides a number of customized services to professional distributors and partnering affiliates with excellent quality, competitive prices and super service.
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