Archive for February, 2012

H.Pylori Antigen Rapid test – H pylori Rapid test – CE,GMP

H.PYLORI ANTIGEN RAPID TEST

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers a OneStep H.pylori Antigen Rapid test. This H.pylori Antigen Rapid Test is an in vitro qualitative immunochromatographic assay for the rapid detection of Helicobacter pylori antigens in human stool specimen. The H. pylori Antigen Rapid Test results are intended to aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection, to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment, and to confirm the eradication of H. pylori in peptic ulcer patients.

h. pylori antigen rapid test

h. pylori antigen rapid test

 

Helicobacter pylori is a corkscrew-shaped, gram-negative rod that lives in the mucous layer of the stomach. H. pylori infection is now accepted as the most common cause of gastritis, and is etiologically involved in gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastric adenocarcinoma and primary gastric B-cell lymphoma. The organism is very common, infecting at least half of the world’s population. H. pylori infection is typically acquired in childhood. Once acquired, infection persists chronically, probably continuing in the stomach throughout life. The damage to gastric structure and function of stomach is constant and direct. Approximately one in six of H. pylori infection develops peptic ulcer disease and a small portion of H. pylori infection leads to gastric cancer.

 

H. PYLORI ANTIGEN TESTS

 

The H. pylori Antigen Tests for H. pylori infection can be classified into two categories: Invasive and Noninvasive tests.  Direct detection by invasive H. pylori Antigen test procedures requires an endoscopy and biopsy specimens from antrum and stomach body. The presence of H. pylori infection is then confirmed by direct culture, histological examination or rapid urease test. The endoscopy and biopsy specimens offer direct detection of active H. pylori infections. Although the procedure is highly specific and has a high positive predictive value, the cost and discomfort to the patients are very high. The other category of H. pylori Antigen test is the noninvasive H. pylori Antigen test as a serological-based test. The serology test detects H. pylori specific IgG antibody in patient serum with current or prior infection. The serology test is a simple, convenient test with relative high sensitivity. The main limitation of the serology test is the inability to distinguish current and past infections. Antibody may be present in the patient’s serum long after eradication of the organism. The urease breath test (UBT) with C or C labeled urea, is a noninvasive test based on the urease activity of the organism. UBT detects active H. pylori infection and is highly sensitive and specific. The UBT requires a high density and active bacteria and should not be performed until 4 weeks after therapy to allow residual bacterial to increase to a sufficient number for detection.

 H. PYLORI RAPID TEST RESULTS FOR ANTIGENS

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s OneStep H. pylori Antigen RapiCard™ InstaTest is an mmunochromatographic assay that uses antibody- coated colloidal gold to detect the presence of H. pylori antigens in stool specimens. The H. pylori Rapid Test detects direct antigens in specimens for an active infection. The H. pylori Rapid Test is simple and easy to perform and the H. Pylori Rapid Test results can be visually interpreted within 15 minutes.  This OneStep H. pylori Antigen RapiCard™ InstaTest is a sandwich solid phase immunochromatographic assay. To perform the H. pylori Rapid Test, an aliquot of diluted stool sample is added to the sample well of the test cassette. The sample flows through a label pad containing H. pylori antibody coupled to red-colored colloidal gold. If the sample on the H. Pylori Rapid Test contains H. pylori antigens, the antigen will bind to the antibody coated on the colloidal gold particles to form antigen-antibody-gold complexes. These complexes move on the nitrocellulose membrane by capillary action toward the test line region on which H. pylori specific antibodies are immobilized. As the complexes reach the H. pylori Rapid Test line, they will bind to the antibody on the membrane in the form of a line. A second red control line will always appear in the result window to indicate that the H. pylori Rapid Test has been correctly performed and the H. pylori Rapid Test device functions properly. If H. pylori antigen is not present or lower than the detection limit of the H. pylori Rapid test, only the control line will be visible. If the control line does not develop, the H. pylori Rapid test is invalid.

 

Customers who use the H. pylori Antigen Rapid Tests also inquire about our H. pylori Antigen ELISA Kits, H. pylori Antibody Rapid Tests,  and H. pylori Antibody ELISA Kits.  These widely-used H.pylori Antigen Rapid Tests, H. pylori Antigen ELISA Kits, H. pylori Antibody Rapid Tests, and the H.pylori Antibody ELISA Kits are some of the most convenient and inexpensive H. pylori Rapid Tests and ELISA Kits on the market today.  Specific H. pylori Antibody ELISA Kits fall into three categories:  H. pylori Antibody lgG ELISA Kit, H. pylori Antibody lgA ELISA Kit, and H. pylori lgM ELISA Kit.  For more information about the various H. pylori Antigen Rapid Tests, H.pylori Antigen ELISA Kits, H. pylori Antibody Rapid Tests, or the H. pylori Antibody ELISA Kits, please contact our Customer Service department. 

 

RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is a USA based company manufacturing and distributing ELISA Test Kits (Autoimmune diseases ELISA Kit, Cardiac Markers, Allergy ELISA kits, HIV ELISA kits, etc.) and Rapid Tests (HIV Rapid Test, Drug Tests or Drugs of Abuse Rapid Tests, Cardiac Rapid Tests, Allergy Rapid Tests, Cancer Rapid Tests, Pregnancy Rapid Tests, Urine Reagent Strips, etc.) and IFA Kits (Autoimmune diseases IFA Kits, Autoimmune Disease Kits, Bacterial Disease IFA Kits, etc.) and Chemilluminescence immuno assays (Infectious Disease kits, Fertility Assays/CLIA kits, Diabetes Assays/CLIA kits, Cardio-Vascular/CLIA kits, Tumor Marker Assays kits, etc.) and ELISA readers – ELISA washers and Serology test kits.

 

Please contact our Customer Service Department for information about any of these ELISA Test Kits, CLIA Kits, IFA Kits, or any other drug testing products of interest.

COCAINE DRUG TEST – COC Drug Test – FDA,CE certified

COCAINE DRUG TEST (COC Drug Test)

Urinalysis is the most frequently used and least expensive form of cocaine drug testing devices used by organizations today. The results are taken from a urine sample on the cocaine drug test which provides information and indication of recent cocaine drug use. The Cocaine Drug Test is fast, accurate, and easy to perform.  These are the same cocaine drug tests that are usually sold to employers, courts, schools, drug counselors, and rehab centers. An ideal cocaine drug test kit for employees, schools, and rehab centers, these cocaine drug testing kits are easy to use and are highly recommended by our distributors.

WHY A COCAINE DRUG TEST?

Sometimes drug testing is an important part of the hiring process for a business, and a cocaine drug test can specifically catch violators at the outset if they have had recent cocaine drug use.  Usually, the hiring company contracts with an independent laboratory to conduct pre-employment drug tests.  In this instance, a potential employee is asked to get a cocaine drug test, or a multi drug test, at this particular drug testing facility.  Drug testing is also an important preventative measure to guard against workplace accidents by employees.  Cocaine drug testing devices, and any multi drug test, can help the businesses screen employees for illegal drug use, especially for marijuana and cocaine.  Cocaine drug tests, and multi drug test kits, are also popular at educational and sports facilities to screen for illegal drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines, and methamphetamines.  The easy-to-use cocaine drug tests are frequently requested by rehab facilities who want to specifically test their clients for cocaine drug use.

HOW A COCAINE DRUG TEST WORKS

Our Cocaine Drug Test (COC Drug Test) is an immunochromatography based one step in vitro test. This cocaine drug test is designed for qualitative determination of cocaine drug substances in human urine specimens.

 

The Cocaine Drug Testing device is based on the principle of specific immunochemical reaction between antibodies and antigens to analyze particular compounds in human urine specimen. The assay relies on the competition for binding antibody between drug conjugate and free drug which may be present in the urine specimen being tested. When the cocaine drug is present in the urine specimen, it competes with drug conjugate for the limited amount of antibody-dye conjugate. When the amount of the cocaine drug is equal or more than the cut-off, it will prevent the binding of drug conjugate to the antibody. Therefore, a positive urine specimen on the Cocaine Drug Test will not show a colored band on the test line zone, indicating a positive result, while the presence of a colored band indicates a negative result. A control line is present in the test window to work as procedural control. This colored band should always appear on the control line zone if the Cocaine Drug testing device is stored in good condition and the Cocaine Drug Test is performed appropriately.

 

This Cocaine Drug Test (COC Drug Test) provides only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternative chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has been established as the preferred confirmatory method by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.

 

The optional built-in Adulteration Test is for validation of urine specimen’s integrity and must not be used for In Vitro diagnostic use. The cutoff level for this Cocaine Drug Test (COC Drug Test) is 300 ng/ml of benzoylecgonine. For customized cutoff level cocaine drug tests, please contact Customer Service. This Cocaine Drug Test (COC Drug Test) is available in multi-panel, cassette, strip, or cup format.

 

RELATED DRUG TEST PRODUCTS

Customers who use our Cocaine Drug Test, also request multi drug test kits for any combination of drugs and alcohol:  Amphetamin (AMP), Barbiturate (BAR), Benzodiazepine (BZD), Buprenorphine (BUP),  Cannabinoid (THC), Cocaine (COC), Ecstasy (MDMA), Fentanyl (FTYL), Ketamine, Methadone (MTD), Methamphetamine (MET), Methylphenidate (MPD), Opiate (OPI) (MOR), Opiate II (OPI) (MOR) (HER), Oxycodone (Oxy), Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene (PRP), Tramadol, Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), and ALCOHOL. 

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is a USA based company manufacturing and distributing ELISA Test Kits (Autoimmune diseases ELISA Kit, Cardiac Markers, Allergy ELISA kits, HIV ELISA kits, etc.) and Rapid Tests (HIV Rapid Test, Drug Tests or Drugs of Abuse Rapid Tests, Cardiac Rapid Tests, Allergy Rapid Tests, Cancer Rapid Tests, Pregnancy Rapid Tests, Urine Reagent Strips, etc.) and IFA Kits (Autoimmune diseases IFA Kits, Autoimmune Disease Kits, Bacterial Disease IFA Kits, etc.) and Chemilluminescence immuno assays (Infectious Disease kits, Fertility Assays/CLIA kits, Diabetes Assays/CLIA kits, Cardio-Vascular/CLIA kits, Tumor Marker Assays kits, etc.) and ELISA readers – ELISA washers and Serology test kits.

 

Please contact our Customer Service Department for information about any of these ELISA Test Kits, CLIA Kits, IFA Kits, or any other drug testing products of interest.

Multi Panel Drug Test

Multi Drug Tests

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers top quality, instant Multi Panel Drug Testing Kits and Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Testing Kits at an inexpensive price.  Our multi panel drug test kits and alcohol screening tests are easy to use, easy to read, and provide results in minutes.

 

Our quick and easy Multi Panel Drug Test kits are available to test for any combination of  (AMP) Amphetamin Drug test,  (BAR) Barbiturate Drug test,  (BZD) Benzodiazepine Drug test,  (BUP) Buprenorphine Drug test,  Cannabinoid Drug test (THC), Cocaine Drug test (COC), Ecstasy Drug test (MDMA), Fentanyl Drug test (FTYL), Ketamine Drug test, Methadone Drug test (MTD), Methamphetamine Drug test (MET), Methylphenidate Drug test (MPD), Opiate Drug test (OPI) (MOR), Opiate Drug test (OPI) (MOR) (HER), Oxycodone (Oxy), Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene (PRP), Tramadol, and Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA).  These multi drug test kits are designed for qualitative determination of drug substances in human urine specimens.  These Multi Panel Drug Test Kits are highly accurate and cost effective.  The multi panel drug test kits can detect any combination of the above drugs in the following formats:  2 panel drug test, 3 panel drug test, 4 panel drug test, 5 panel drug test, 6 panel drug test, 7 panel drug test, 8 panel drug test, and 9 panel drug test – up to 12 panel drug tests.

 

Advantages of Multi Panel Drug Testing Kits

Today there are several drug testing methods and multi panel drug testing kits available to serve everyone’s needs.   Our multi drug tests come with a built-in control that indicates if the multi drug test is working or not.  Multi drug test means that more than one drug can be tested simultaneously, and the multi panel drug test will display the results all at one time.  The ease of using this multi panel drug test makes it suitable for all instances of drug testing, in private or public drug testing sites.  Our multi drug test kits are designed for use in all types of facilities that include hospitals and laboratories, workplaces, schools, sports organizations, correctional institutions, counseling services, law enforcement agencies, rehab facilities, and judicial courts, especially in forensic drug detection.   Multi panel drug tests are very effective when the multi panel drug test kit is used for random testing.  With random testing, there are fewer chances for a person to clear if more than one drug was abused.

 

Multi panel drug test  can detect a number of drugs present in any combination in a single sample of urine at first attempt.  The primary objective of multi panel drug testing kits is to test for several drugs in a single sample at one time.  Since a number of drugs can be tested through one drug test kit, there is no need to conduct separate drug tests for each drug, thus saving time and expense.    A multi panel drug test is beneficial when the presence of multiple drugs has to be known quickly.  The advantage of the multi panel drug test kit over single panel drug test kits is that even if one drug may be known to be present in the metabolism, the multi panel drug test kit will automatically detect any other hidden drug substance, not known, that may be present in the body at the time.  This saves time and cost to the user.   Multi drug test kits are also safe, secure, and simple to use.

 

Quick and Accurate Multi Panel Drug Test Results

The multi panel drug test kit is easy to use and the results are easy to read. These multi panel drug tests are very easy to administer, and the results provided by multi panel drug tests are quick, accurate, and reliable.

 

The Multi Panel Drug Testing device is based on the principle of specific immunochemical reaction between antibodies and antigens to analyze particular compounds in human urine specimen. The assay relies on the competition for binding antibody between drug conjugate and free drug which may be present in the urine specimen being tested.  When any drug or drug combination is present in the urine specimen, it competes with drug conjugate for the limited amount of antibody-dye conjugate. When the amount of the drug on the multi panel drug test is equal or more than the cut-off, it will prevent the binding of drug conjugate to the antibody. Therefore, a positive urine specimen on the Multi Panel Drug Test will not show a colored band on the test line zone, indicating a positive result, while the presence of a colored band indicates a negative result.  A control line is present in the test window to work as procedural control. This colored band should always appear on the control line zone if the multi panel drug testing device is stored in good condition and the multi panel drug test is performed appropriately.  This multi panel drug test is available in strip, cassette, and cup format.

 

Accurate Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Test Kits

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. also offers simple and easy-to-use Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Tests for any combination of Amphetamin (AMP), Barbiturate (BAR), Benzodiazepine (BZD), Buprenorphine (BUP),  Cannabinoid (THC), Cocaine (COC), Ecstasy (MDMA), Fentanyl (FTYL), Ketamine, Methadone (MTD), Methamphetamine (MET), Methylphenidate (MPD), Opiate (OPI) (MOR), Opiate II (OPI) (MOR) (HER), Oxycodone (Oxy), Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene (PRP), Tramadol, Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) AND ALCOHOL.  The multi drug and alcohol test kits are designed for qualitative determination of drug substances in human urine specimens.  Just like the Multi Panel Drug Tests, these Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Test Kits are highly accurate and cost effective.

 

Reliable Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Test Results

The optional built-in Adulteration Test is for validation of urine specimen’s integrity and must not be used for In Vitro diagnostic use.  The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at which a person becomes impaired is variable. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has established a BAC of 0.02% (0.02g/dL) as the cut-off level at which an individual is considered positive for the presence of alcohol.  The Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Test Kit provides easy-to-read results in minutes. Since urine alcohol concentration is normally higher than that in saliva and blood, the cutoff concentration for alcohol in urine is set at 0.04%; therefore, the cutoff level for this Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Test is 0.04%

 

For customized cutoff level Multi Drug Tests and Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Drug Tests, please contact Customer Service.  This Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol test is available as a Rapid Test strip format.

 

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HCV ELISA kit – HCV ab ELISA Kit – HCV igM ELISA Kit

USING HEPATITIS ELISA TEST KITS

(HCV ELISA KITS) to detect HEPATITIS C VIRUS

 

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a leading provider of Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits, offers top quality HCV ELISA kits at competitive prices and in a timely manner.  Our company is committed to offering the best quality HCV Elisa kits worldwide.  These convenient and easy-to-use HCV Elisa Kits (Hepatitis C ELISA Test Kits) can immediately detect any Hepatitis C infection.

 

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an envelope, single stranded positive sense RNA (9.5 kb) virus belonging to the family of Flaviviridae. Six major genotypes and series of subtypes of HCV have been identified. Isolated in 1989, HCV is now recognized as the major cause for transfusion associated non-A, non-B hepatitis. The disease is characterized with acute and chronic form although more than 50% of the infected individuals develop severe, life threatening chronic hepatitis with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinomas. Since the introduction in 1990 of anti-HCV screening of blood donations, the incidence of this hepatitis C infection in transfusion recipients has been significantly reduced.

 

There are two kinds of HCV ELISA kits available through Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.  One easy-to-use HCV ELISA Kit, also known as HCV ab ELISA Kit, is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for qualitative detection of IgG antibodies to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma. It is intended for screening blood donors and diagnosing patients related to infection with hepatitis C virus.  The other convenient HCV ELISA Kit is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for qualitative detection of IgM-class antibodies to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma. It is intended for clinical diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients related to infection with hepatitis C virus.

 

RESULTS OF HCV ELISA TESTS

 

 

HCV ELISA kit (HCV ab ELISA Kit)

This anti-HCV employs solid phase, indirect ELISA method for detection of antibodies to HCV in two-step incubation procedure. Polystyrene microwell strips are pre-coated with recombinant, highly immunoreactive antigens corresponding to the core and the non-structural regions of HCV (third generation HCV ELISA). During the first incubation step, anti-HCV specific antibodies, if present, will be bound to the solid phase pre-coated HCV antigens. The wells are washed to remove unbound serum proteins, and rabbit anti-human IgG antibodies (anti-IgG) conjugated to the enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP-Conjugate) is added. During the second incubation step, these HRP-conjugated antibodies will be bound to any antigen-antibody(IgG) complexes previously formed and the unbound HRP-conjugate is then removed by washing. Chromogen solutions containing Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) and urea peroxide are added to the wells and in presence of the antigen-antibody-anti-IgG (HRP) immunocomplex, the colorless chromogens are hydrolyzed by the bound HRP conjugate to a blue-colored product. The blue color turns yellow after stopping the reaction with sulfuric acid. The amount of color intensity can be measured and it is proportional to the amount of antibody captured in the wells, and to the amount of antibody in the sample respectively. Wells containing samples negative for anti-HCV remain colorless.

 

HCV ELISA Kit (HCV IgM ELISA Kit)

This kit employs indirect ELISA assay for detection of IgM antibodies to HCV in two-step incubation procedure. Polystyrene microwell strips are pre-coated with recombinant, highly immunoreactive antigens corresponding to the core and non-structural regions of HCV. During the first incubation step, HCV-IgM specific antibodies, if present, will be bound to the solid phase pre-coated HCV antigens. The wells are washed to remove unbound materials, and then, rabbit anti-human IgM antibodies (anti-IgM) conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (HRP-Conjugate) are added. During the second incubation step, these labeled antibodies will be bound to any antigen-IgM complexes previously formed and the unbound HRP-Conjugat is removed by washing.  Chromogen solutions  containing tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) and urea peroxide are added to the wells and in presence of the antigen- antibody-anti-IgM (HRP) immunocomplex; the colorless chromogens are hydrolyzed by the bound HRP conjugate to a blue-colored product. The blue color turns yellow after stopping the reaction with sulfuric acid. The amount of color intensity can be measured and is proportional to the amount of antibody captured in the wells, and to the sample respectively. Wells containing samples negative for HCV-IgM remain colorless.

 

EFFECTIVE HEPATITIS TEST KITS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. also offers the best quality HCV Rapid Tests to detect the Hepatitis C virus.  This One Step Strip Style Anti-HCV Test (Hepatitis C Rapid Test) is a rapid direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV).  This Hepatitis C Rapid Test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection.   The One Step Hepatitis C Rapid Test is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay for determination of anti-HCV in serum.  Purified recombinant antigens are employed to identify anti-HCV specifically.  This One Step Hepatitis C test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for the result to be read.  Test results are read visually without any instrument.

Customers who use the HCV ELISA KITS and HCV Rapid Tests also inquire about our Hepatitis B ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis B Rapid Tests that test for the Hepatitis B virus in human serum or plasma.  These widely-used Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis Rapid Tests are the most convenient and inexpensive Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis Rapid Tests on the market today.  For more information about the various Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits or Hepatitis Rapid Test Kits, please contact our Customer Service department.

 

Also available at Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. are HAV ELISA Test Kits, HBV ELISA Test Kits, HDV ELISA Test Kits, HEV ELISA Test Kits, HGV ELISA Test Kits, and HTLV ELISA Test Kits.

 

RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is a USA based company manufacturing and distributing ELISA Test Kits (Autoimmune diseases ELISA Kit, Cardiac Markers, Allergy ELISA kits, HIV ELISA kits, etc.) and Rapid Tests (HIV Rapid Test, Drug Tests or Drugs of Abuse Rapid Tests, Cardiac Rapid Tests, Allergy Rapid Tests, Cancer Rapid Tests, Pregnancy Rapid Tests, Urine Reagent Strips, etc.) and IFA Kits (Autoimmune diseases IFA Kits, Autoimmune Disease Kits, Bacterial Disease IFA Kits, etc.) and Chemilluminescence immuno assays (Infectious Disease kits, Fertility Assays/CLIA kits, Diabetes Assays/CLIA kits, Cardio-Vascular/CLIA kits, Tumor Marker Assays kits, etc.) and ELISA readers – ELISA washers and Serology test kits.

 

Please contact our Customer Service Department for information about any of these ELISA Test Kits, CLIA Kits, IFA Kits, or any other drug testing products of interest.

 

Alcohol and Drug tests

About Alcohol and Drug Tests

 

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers Multi Panel Drug and Alcohol Tests for any combination of Amphetamin (AMP), Barbiturate (BAR), Benzodiazepine (BZD), Buprenorphine (BUP),  Cannabinoid (THC), Cocaine (COC), Ecstasy (MDMA), Fentanyl (FTYL), Ketamine, Methadone (MTD), Methamphetamine (MET), Methylphenidate (MPD), Opiate (OPI) (MOR), Opiate II (OPI) (MOR) (HER), Oxycodone (Oxy), Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene (PRP), Tramadol, Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA),  and ALCOHOL.  This multi drug test kit is designed for qualitative determination of drug and alcohol substances in human urine specimens.  These Drug and Alcohol Tests are highly accurate and cost effective.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT ALCOHOL – ALCOHOL EDUCATION

 

Many private and public institutions ask about alcohol and drug tests.   Questions about alcohol and drug tests are frequently posed to our customer representatives.  Drug testing and alcohol testing is common in the workplace, at school, rehab facilities, and in the judicial courts.  Perhaps the largest legal, social, and economic issue in the workplace is the use of drugs and alcohol.  The reality for employers is that drug and alcohol use can affect employees’ health and productivity and impact safety in the workplace.  Starting with an Alcohol education is an important part of understanding the effects of combining alcohol and drugs by individuals, and many companies are finding the internet a good place to start getting information about alcohol, what is alcohol, alcohol and drug use, and alcohol and drug testing devices that are available.

 

The questions about alcohol and what is alcohol can be answered by looking at the effects of alcohol.  When a person drinks alcohol, the alcohol is absorbed by the stomach, enters the bloodstream, and goes to all the tissues.  When alcohol is ingested, it is absorbed directly from the proximal small intestine and distributed throughout the entire fluid space of the body.  After equilibrium is reached, alcohol will be found in all tissues of the body in proportion to their water content.  Urine is the most practical specimen for alcohol testing.  Peak urine alcohol levels are reached 45 to 60 minutes after alcohol ingestion.  At this time, urine alcohol levels are typical about 1.3 times greater than the corresponding blood alcohol concentration.  This ratio is only valid during the elimination phase, which occurs after the blood alcohol level has peaked and is decreasing.  Alcohol may be detected in the urine for 1 to 2 hours longer than it is detected in blood.

 

EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL

 

Effects of alcohol use depend on a variety of factors, including a person’s size, weight, age, sex, and the amount of food and alcohol consumed.  The effects of moderate alcohol consumption includes dizziness and talkativeness; large amounts of alcohol include slurred speech, insomnia, and nausea.  Alcohol impairs judgment and coordination required in the workplace and in driving a car.  Alcohol consumption at any level can cause aggressive or even violent behavior at home, school, or at the workplace.  Prolonged, heavy use of alcohol can lead to addiction, commonly known as alcoholism.  Withdrawal symptoms occur when alcohol intake is stopped.  Long-term effects of consuming large quantities of alcohol can lead to permanent damage to vital organs, such as the liver, causing cirrhosis of the liver.  Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome.  In addition, research shows that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other children of becoming alcoholics.  Acute alcohol intoxication can lead to loss of alertness, coma, and even death.

 

ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DRUG COMBINATIONS

 

Hundreds of studies show that combining alcohol and drugs is extremely dangerous.  The simple fact is that alcohol is a drug, and when alcohol consumption is combined with other drugs, it can be lethal.  For example, alcohol and depressants can slow down the central nervous system, produce loss of coordination, cause coma, and result in high risk of overdose and death.  Alcohol and anti-depressants increase central nervous system depression and cause massive blood pressure increases which can result in brain hemorrhage and death.  Alcohol and antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of antibiotics and cause other problems such as headaches, nausea, low blood pressure, or irregular heart beat.  Alcohol and opiates (heroin and morphine) can lead to serious nervous system depression and death.  Alcohol and marijuana (cannabis) more than doubles the effect of marijuana and increases the absorption of toxins.  Alcohol and cocaine can increase blood pressure and when alcohol and cocaine are mixed, the body converts their broken-down products into cocaethylene, a chemical more deadly than cocaine, which increases the risk of overdose.

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTING PRODUCTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers some of the most effective drug and alcohol testing devices available.  We offer various products which provide a definite way to determine the presence, or level of alcohol and drug in a person’s body.  Our alcohol and drug testing products are very easy to use and provide rapid, accurate, and reliable results.

 

The Drug and Alcohol Testing device is based on the principle of specific immunochemical reaction between antibodies and antigens to analyze particular compounds in human urine specimen. The assay relies on the competition for binding antibody between drug conjugate and free drug which may be present in the urine specimen being tested.  When any combination of drug or alcohol is present in the urine specimen, it competes with drug conjugate for the limited amount of antibody-dye conjugate. When the amount of the drug or alcohol is equal or more than the cut-off, it will prevent the binding of drug conjugate to the antibody. Therefore, a positive urine specimen on the drug and alcohol test will not show a colored band on the test line zone, indicating a positive result, while the presence of a colored band indicates a negative result.  A control line is present in the test window to work as procedural control. This colored band should always appear on the control line zone if the drug and alcohol drug testing device is stored in good condition and the drug and alcohol drug test is performed appropriately.

 

The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at which a person becomes impaired is variable. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has established a BAC of 0.02% (0.02g/dL) as the cut-off level at which an individual is considered positive for the presence of alcohol.  Since urine alcohol concentration is normally higher than that in saliva and blood, the cutoff concentration for alcohol in urine is set at 0.04%.

 

This multi drug and alcohol test kit provides only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternative chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result.  Gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has been established as the preferred confirmatory method by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.

 

The optional built-in Adulteration Test is for validation of urine specimen’s integrity and must not be used for In Vitro diagnostic use.  The cutoff level for this Drug and Alcohol Test is 0.04%  For customized cutoff level multi drug and alcohol drug tests, please contact Customer Service.  This multi panel drug and alcohol test is available as a Rapid Test strip format.

 

 


HBsAg ELISA KITS

HBsAg ELISA KITS

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a leading provider of Hepatitis Test Kits, offers top quality HBsAg ELISA kits at competitive prices and in a timely manner.  Our company is committed to offering the best quality HBsAg Elisa Kits worldwideThese convenient and easy-to-use HBsAg Elisa Kits (Hepatitis B ELISA Kits) can immediately detect any Hepatitis B surface antigen infection.

 

HBsAg ELISA kits and other Hepatitis ELISA test kits, also known as HBsAg EIA kits and HBV EIA kits, are Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays for qualitative detection of Hepatitis B viruses in human serum or plasma samples. Hepatitis B ELISA kits (HBsAg Elisa Kits) are intended for screening test of blood donors and as an aid for diagnosis.

 

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is transmitted through infected body fluids, including blood, semen, and vaginal fluids (including menstrual blood).  It can also be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her child at or near the time of birth.  There are several different Hepatitis ELISA tests kits to detect the hepatitis B virus.  One of the most common Hepatitis ELISA test kits is the Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) ELISA Test Kit.

The Hepatitis B Test checks for substances in the blood that show whether a hepatitis B infection is active or has occurred in the past.  The Hepatitis ELISA Test Kit (HBsAg ELISA Kit) looks for different signs of infection (markers).  For example, Antigens are markers (HBsAg) made by bacteria or viruses, so the presence of hepatitis B antigens means that the virus is in the body.  Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is the earliest sign of an active hepatitis B infection.  This antigen may be present before symptoms of an HBV infection are present.  If this antigen is present for more than 6 months, then there is probably a chronic long-term HBV infection.  This means the Hepatitis B virus can be spread to others through a person’s life.  On the other hand, antibodies (HBsAb) are proteins produced by the body to fight infection.  The presence of Hepatitis B antibodies means that there has been an exposure to the hepatitis B virus, whether from a long past exposure or a current infection.  Genetic material (DNA) of the hepatitis B virus shows that the virus is in the body.  The amount of DNA can help determine how severe the hepatitis infection is and how easily the HBV infection can be spread.  It is important to identify the type of hepatitis virus causing the infection to prevent its spread and choose the proper treatment.

RESULTS OF HBsAg ELISA TESTS

 

For detection of HBsAg, this quick and accurate Hepatitis ELISA test kit uses antibody “sandwich” ELISA method in which, polystyrene microwell strips are pre-coated with monoclonal antibodies specific to HBsAg virus.   Patient’s serum or plasma sample is added to the microwell together with a second antibody conjugated the enzyme horseradish peroxidase (the HRP-Conjugate) and directed against a different epitope of HBsAg.  During incubation period of this HBsAg Elisa Test, the specific immunocomplex formed in case of presence of HBsAg (Hepatitis B virus) in the sample, is captured on the solid phase. After washing to remove sample serum proteins and unbound HRPconjugate, chromogen solutions containing tetramethyl-benzidine (TMB) and urea peroxide are added to the wells. In presence of the antibody-antigen-antibody(HRP) “sandwich” immunocomplex, the colorless chromogens are hydrolyzed by the bound HRP-conjugate to a blue-colored product. The blue color turns yellow after stopping the reaction with sulfuric acid. The amount of color intensity can be measured and it is proportional to the amount of antigen captured in the wells, and to its amount in the sample respectively. Wells containing samples negative for the HBsAg virus remain colorless.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an enveloped, double-stranded DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family and is recognized as the major cause of blood transmitted hepatitis together with hepatitis C virus (HCV).   HBV virus infection induces a spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from mild, inapparent disease to fulminant hepatitis, severe chronic liver diseases, which in some cases can lead to cirrhosis and carcinoma of the liver. Classification of a hepatitis B virus infection on this Hepatitis ELISA test requires the identification of several serological markers expressed during three phases (incubation, acute and convalescent) of the infection.

 

EFFECTIVE HEPATITIS TEST KITS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. also offers the best quality HbsAg Rapid Test (Strip) RapiDip™ InstaTest to detect Hepatitis B virus.  The One Step Strip Style HBsAg Test (Hepatitis Rapid Test) is a rapid direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis B infection.  This One Step HBsAg Test (Hepatitis Rapid Test) is based on the principle of sandwich immunoassay for determination of the HBsAg virus in serum.  Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies are employed to identify the HBsAg (Hepatitis B virus) specifically. This One Step Hepatitis B test is very sensitive and only takes about 10-20 minutes for the result to be read. Test results are read visually without any instrument.

Customers who use the HBsAg ELISA KITS and HBsAg Rapid Tests also inquire about our HCV ELISA KITS and HCV Rapid Tests that test for the Hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma.  These widely-used HCV ELISA Test Kits and HCV Rapid Tests are the most convenient and inexpensive HCV ELISA Kits and HCV Rapid Tests on the market today.  For more information about the various Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits or Hepatitis Rapid Test Kits, please contact our Customer Service department.

 

Also available at Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. are HAV ELISA Test Kits, HCV ELISA Test Kits, HDV ELISA Test Kits, HEV ELISA Test Kits, HGV ELISA Test Kits, and HTLV ELISA Test Kits. 

 

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