Archive for April, 2012

Dengue Rapid Test, Dengue Fever Rapid Test

Dengue Rapid Tests

 

Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of Dengue Fever Rapid Tests, offers an easy-to-use Dengue Rapid Test to identify the dengue virus.  This Dengue Fever Rapid Test is a qualitative test for the detection of IgM and IgG antibodies to dengue virus in human serum, plasma or whole blood. The Dengue rapid test provides a differential detection of anti-dengue IgM and anti-dengue-IgG antibodies.  The Dengue Rapid Test can be used for the presumptive distinction between a primary and secondary dengue infection.   A high proportion of dengue virus infections can be detected swiftly and easily using a Dengue Rapid Test.  The Dengue Rapid Test can help to diagnose active dengue infections from the very first day fever appears.  In facilitating early diagnosis by using this Dengue Rapid Test, therapy and monitoring can begin much earlier, reducing the risk of severe complications.  Early and prompt diagnosis with the Dengue Rapid Test can facilitate vector control activities in the community so as to mitigate further transmission.  Also, the expanded use of accurate Dengue Rapid Tests provides important data on the epidemiology and health burden of dengue and in doing so can inform and guide public health policy.

 

According to the World Health Organization’s 2009 Report, “Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world.  In the last 50 years, incidence has increased 30-fold with increasing geographic expansion to new countries. . . . An estimated 50 million dengue infections occur annually and approximately 2.5 billion people live in dengue endemic countries.”  Because of the vast implications of these findings, it is essential that early detection of dengue fever, like those offered using Dengue Rapid Tests, is vitally important for the prompt care and treatment of infected individuals. Timely, sensitive, and easy to use, the Dengue Rapid Tests are essential for early detection and identification of the infection so that treatment may be started without delay.

 

DENGUE RAPID TEST – NOTABLE FEATURES

 

The Dengue Rapid Test, or OneStep Dengue RapiCardTM InstaTest, is a immunochromatographic assay for the simultaneous detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Dengue virus in human whole blood, serum or plasma. The assay is used as a screening test for Dengue viral infection and as an aid for differential diagnosis of primary and secondary infections in conjunction with other criteria.  This Dengue Rapid Test is a new generation immunochromatographic test using recombinant dengue viral antigens of all four serotypes to detect specific antibody response. This convenient and easy-to-use Dengue Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.  The Dengue Fever Rapid Test provides an excellent methodology for specifically detecting anti-dengue IgG and IgM antibodies. The presence of high titers of IgG antibodies on the Dengue rapid test does not interfere with the detection of IgM antibodies in the sample.  By using a mixture of highly purified dengue proteins, the Dengue rapid test is able to detect all 4 Dengue serotypes.

Serum, plasma or whole blood samples may be used with this Dengue rapid test. When a specimen is added to the Dengue rapid test, IgG and IgM antibodies in the specimen sample react with blue particles coated with dengue envelope proteins. As this specimen/particle mixture migrates along the length of the Dengue rapid test, the anti-dengue IgG or IgM antibody particle complex is captured by the relevant IgG and/or IgM test bands located in the Dengue rapid test device window causing a pale to dark blue band to form at the IgG or IgM region of the test device window. The intensity of the bands on the Dengue rapid test will vary depending upon the amount of antibody present in the sample. The appearance of any color in a specific Dengue rapid test region (IgG or IgM) should be considered as positive for that particular antibody type (IgG or IgM).  A red procedural control line should always develop in the Dengue rapid test device window to indicate that the Dengue rapid test has been performed properly.

 

DENGUE RAPID TEST – RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. has been a leader in the development of infectious disease rapid tests for more than 20 years.  The use of tests like this Dengue Rapid Test, as a first-line test for the screening and treatment of dengue-infected patients, could help to accelerate the diagnosis of dengue fever in clinical diagnostic laboratories.  Rapid and easy diagnosis of dengue infection using the Dengue Rapid Test can assist patient triage and care management.  This Dengue Fever Rapid Test is available in cassette format only.  For more information on this Dengue Rapid Test, please contact Customer Service.

 

 

Other products are also available in the fight to diagnosis and treat the dengue virus.  One highly effective Dengue Rapid Test is the fairly new Dengue NS1 Rapid Test.  The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is a chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of non-structural protein 1 (NS1) antigens in whole blood, serum, or plasma.  Along with this Dengue Rapid Test is the newly arrived Dengue NS1 Antigen ELISA Kit which is an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the detection of dengue virus in human serum even prior to the presence of IgM or IgG antibodies.   Lastly, three Dengue ELISA Kits are available that specifically detect and identify IgG, IgM, and combination IgG/IgM antibodies respectively in human serum.  For more information on any of these Dengue Rapid Tests or Dengue ELISA Kits, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Serology tests, Serology test kits

Serology Tests

 

Serology tests are conducted for the scientific study of blood serum and other bodily fluids.  Serology tests are performed for several purposes.  One use of a Serology test is for diagnostic purposes when an infection is suspected.  A Serology test can identify certain antibodies in serum that are formed in response to an infection against foreign proteins (for example from blood transfusion), or to one’s own proteins (for instance, autoimmune disease).  A serology test can also determine if there has ever been exposure to a particular microorganism in the past, not necessarily indicating a current infection.

 

A serology test additionally can be employed to detect current active infection, or past infection, in people who are at risk for reactivation of infection (such people with suppressed immune systems, organ transplants, HIV, Syphilis, etc.).  In addition, Serology tests are often used by epidemiologists to determine the prevalence of a disease in a certain segment of population.  These serology tests are sometimes performed by random, anonymous sampling.  Serology tests are also important tools that may be used forensically, specifically to reveal a piece of evidence for a crime report, or court case.

 

Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is pleased to offer a wide range of serology tests for the quick and reliable measurement of specific antibodies in human serum samples.  Some of these serology tests are latex agglutination tests (latex fixation) which use latex particles as passive carriers where particles clump together following the addition of the antibody on the serology test.

•     One such serology test is the Latex ASO Serology Test which is a serology test intended for the qualitative and semi-quantitative measurement of antibodies to streptococcal exoenzymes in human serum.  Packaged in convenient boxes of 50 serology tests, this (antistreptolysin O) ASO serology test is easy to use and cost effective for hospitals, doctors’ offices, and laboratories worldwide who need quick and easy test results for individual patients, or testing for a large segment of the population.

•        Another popular serology test is the CRP Serology Test that is used for the qualitative and semi-quantitative measurement of C-reactive protein in human serum.  This simple and easy-to-use CRP Serology Test is based on the principle of the latex agglutination assay described above and detects protein markers for inflammation in the body.   The major advantage of this serology test is the rapid three (3) minute reaction time.  Packaged in boxes each of 100 serology tests, this top quality serology test is convenient for any testing site diagnosing patients with acute and chronic inflammatory conditions.

•        A third latex serology test is the Mono Serology Test which is intended to be used for the qualitative and semi-quantitative determination of human heterophile antibodies associated with Infectious Mononucleosis (IM).  Ordering these serology tests is easy and convenient.  The Mono Serology Tests are distributed in boxes of 50 serology tests and are to be applied in-vitro diagnostic use only.  These Mono Serology Tests are known for their high sensitivity and specificity.

•        The fourth latex serology test is entitled the RF Serology Test which is intended for the qualitative and semi-quantitative measurement of RF (rheumatoid factor) in human serum.  The frequent occurrence of rheumatoid factors in rheumatoid arthritis makes them useful for diagnoses, like those employed by this serology test, and subsequent monitoring of the disease.   The major advantage of this RF Serology Test is rapid performance (3 minute reaction time) and lack of heterophile antibody interference.  Interested parties can obtain these useful and reliable serology test kits each containing 100 boxes.

•        The fifth latex serology test is the SLE Serology Test which is used as an aid in the diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) through the detection and quantitation of serum anti nucleoprotein factors associated with SLE.  The principle of the SLE Serology Test is based on the agglutination reaction between latex particles coated with DNP being brought into contact with a serum, which contains antinuclear antibodies.  A visible agglutination on the serology test indicates a positive reaction.  The reaction time for this occurrence on this serology test is one minute.  These top quality serology test kits are packaged in 50 boxes each kit.

The last superior quality serology test manufactured and distributed by Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is the convenient and highly effective RPR Serology Test which is a Rapid Plasma Reagin –RPR Serology Test that is a non-treponemal flockulation test used for qualitative and semi-quantitative determination of reagin antibodies in serum or plasma from persons with syphilis.  The antigen used in the serology test kit is a modification of VDRL antigen, which contains micro-particulate charcoal to enhance the visual difference between a positive and negative result.  If a specimen on this serology test contains reagin, flocculation occurs with a coaglutination of carbon particles contained in the antigen suspension, which appears as black clumps.  Non-reactive specimens on the serology test appear as an even light gray homogenous suspension.  These safe and cost-effective serology test kits are distributed in packages of 100 or 500 boxes, and are for in-vitro diagnostic use only.  Reactive RPR Serology test specimens should be subjected to further confirmation testing.

Well, there they are — our products for serology testsDiagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. in its continual endeavor to provide top quality products to laboratories, hospitals, doctors’ offices, health clinics, law enforcement facilities, judicial courts, and other interested sites around the world, is proud to manufacture and distribute such superior products that help diagnose and subsequently aid in a line of treatment for the health and welfare of citizens around the globe.

 

RELATED PRODUCTS

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is a USA based company manufacturing and distributing 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.), ELISA Test Kits (Autoimmune diseases ELISA Kit, Cardiac Markers, Allergy ELISA kits, HIV ELISA kits, etc.), IFA Kits (Autoimmune diseases IFA Kits, Autoimmune Disease Kits, Bacterial Disease IFA Kits, etc.), 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.

 

For more information about these serology tests or any other products offered by Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. please contact our Customer Service Department.  

Malaria (Pan-LDH) Rapid Test, Malaria (P.f./Vivax) WB Rapid Test

MALARIA RAPID TEST

Malaria Rapid Test (Pan-LDH) WB (Cassette)

Malaria Rapid Test (P.f./Vivax) WB (Cassette)

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers two convenient, reliable, and inexpensive Malaria Rapid Tests:   One Malaria Rapid Test is for Pan-LDH antigens.  This Malaria Rapid Test can detect all four species of malaria Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium oval, and Plasmodium malaria.  This Malaria Rapid Test is for the qualitative detection of one or more of the known Malaria species: P. falciparum, p. vivax, P. oval, and/or P. malaria by detecting lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in human blood.  This Malaria Rapid Test is for in vitro diagnostic use only.  The second easy-to-use Malaria Rapid Test is for detection of pf and pv antigens only. This particular Malaria Rapid Test is a rapid, qualitative test for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum and/or Plasmodium vivax in whole blood.  This Malaria Rapid Test is also for in-vitro diagnostic use.

 

WHY HAVE A MALARIA RAPID TEST?

 

Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal infection of red blood cells caused by the bite of a carrier mosquito.  Symptoms include high fever with shaking chills, heavy sweating, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting.  Malaria now occurs in more than 90 countries worldwide, and it is estimated that there are over 500 million clinical cases and 2.7 million malaria-caused deaths per year.  Prompt and accurate diagnosis like that obtained using a Malaria Rapid Test, followed by effective treatment, is currently the main malaria control strategy.  Early diagnosis like that offered through the malaria rapid test, and prompt, effective treatment of uncomplicated malaria is critical to prevent severe disease, death and malaria transmission.  Malaria Rapid tests play an important role in many countries who have health clinics that need to perform on-site tests in various field conditions, and Malaria Rapid Tests are often used by community health workers in areas where malaria microscopy is not always immediately available.  Clinicians should be aware that certain hospitals and laboratories may offer a malaria rapid test, which can aid in the rapid diagnosis of malaria and result in prompt therapeutic intervention.  Since early diagnosis is essential, strategies to improve access to treatment at the community level have been endorsed by WHO.  The World Health Organization’s evaluation of malaria rapid tests showed substantial improvement in test performance on nearly all of the malaria rapid tests evaluated.   In addition, an ever-increasing number of travelers each year who visit various tropical countries return with malaria infections. The malaria rapid tests are regarded as accurate tests to detect any species of malaria infection for this population too.

 

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MALARIA RAPID TESTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. distributes these user-friendly malaria rapid tests throughout the world.  Because malaria is a curable disease, provided the patients get an early diagnosis and prompt treatment, our malaria rapid tests are simple and the procedures to perform both malaria rapid tests can be done easily and results obtained quickly.  Malaria presents a diagnostic challenge to many infected areas throughout the world.  In these areas, rapid detection of the malaria parasites, as that offered in a malaria rapid test, and early treatment of infection remain the most important goals of disease managementCountries with large population segments susceptible to malaria infection, have greater choice for quality malaria rapid tests like those offered by our company.  Malaria rapid tests are more suited to health workers in situations where health services are deficient or absent.  These malaria rapid tests have been assessed as safe and effective as diagnostic tools for community health workers, making these malaria rapid tests extremely useful, especially in rural areas.  Previous studies have confirmed their high sensitivity and specificity under field conditions. Therefore, the malaria rapid test can be used as a valuable tool for the rapid screening of malaria.

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics is pleased to offer these two formats of the Malaria Rapid Test — the Malaria Rapid Test for Pan-LDH antigens and a Malaria Rapid Test for pf and pv antigens.  For more information regarding these Malaria Rapid Tests, please contact our Customer Service Department.  These Malaria Rapid Tests are available in cassette format only.
Malaria (P.f./Vivax) WB Rapid Test Malaria Pan Antigen rapid test

RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is a USA based company manufacturing and distributing 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.), ELISA Test Kits (Autoimmune diseases ELISA Kit, Cardiac Markers, Allergy ELISA kits, HIV ELISA kits, etc.), IFA Kits (Autoimmune diseases IFA Kits, Autoimmune Disease Kits, Bacterial Disease IFA Kits, etc.), 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 Rapid Tests, ELISA Test Kits, CLIA Kits, IFA Kits, or any other drug testing products of interest.

Chlamydia Rapid test, Chlamydia Rapid test kits (Male,Female) | 818-5913030

CHLAMYDIA RAPID TEST KITS

 

CHLAMYDIA MALE RAPID TEST

CHLAMYDIA FEMALE RAPID TEST

 

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is pleased to offer a OneStep Chlamydia RapiCard™ InstaTest which is a rapid immunoassay for direct qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen in swab specimens.  The Chlamydia Rapid Test is an easy-to-use test for point-of-care diagnosis of a chlamydia infection.  The Chlamydia Rapid Tests are quick and simple tests individually designed for either female or male patients looking for a reliable type of STD Test Kit.

 

Chlamydia, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is regarded as one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) in both men and women today, most frequently affecting the young population between the ages of 16-24 years.  Because the chlamydia infection has no symptoms, the rate of infection can be nearly twice as that reported. If caught early, by using such tests as Chlamydia Rapid Test, chlamydia is easily cured with antibiotics.  That is why annual screening using tests like the Chlamydia Rapid Test is highly recommended, especially for all sexually active men and women.  Retesting with the Chlamydia rapid test is also advised three months after infection has been detected.  Because of these facts, annual use of a Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit, or STD Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit, is recommended to safeguard against further STD infections, such as the chlamydia infection.

 

Chlamydia is known as the “silent disease” because symptoms of Chlamydia infection often go unnoticed before damage is done to the infected.  Although Chlamydia can be detected using tests like the Chlamydia Rapid Test and cured with antibiotics, studies have shown that if left untreated, serious complications can arise including infertility in both women and men.  Because of these facts, Chlamydia screening with tests like the Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit is recommended on a regular basis, especially for the young population.  If positive results appear, visiting a doctor for clinical lab testing is a must.  After cured, once a year visit to the doctor is advised for a Chlamydia Rapid Test, or an STD Test, as it is possible to be reinfected with the disease even after Chlamydia Rapid test treatment.  If rapid STD test kits like this Chlamydia Rapid Test kit are not readily available to clinics, labs, and doctors around the world, it will be difficult to stem the tide of increasing chlamydia infection globally.  This Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit for both men and women is a serious way forward in diagnosing, treating, and curing chlamydia infections.

 

CHLAMYDIA RAPID TEST – STD TEST KIT FOR FEMALES

Recent studies have shown that in the United States alone, less than 40% of young women, ages 15 to 25, who are sexually active, were screened for chlamydia infection, using simple tests like this Chlamydia Rapid Test.  If caught early, by using an STD test kit like this Chlamydia Rapid Test, chlamydia is easily cured with antibiotics.  That is why annual screening using tests like this Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit is important for not only women in the United States but those around the world.  Not doing so, allows this “silent disease” to cause sometimes irreversible damage to the female patient.  Infections can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease.  Undetected infections in the upper genital tract can also damage the uterus and surrounding tissues, causing chronic pain, infertility and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancies.  Studies have revealed also that chlamydia may make a woman more vulnerable to HIV infections.  It is critical that women avail themselves of tests like this Chlamydia Rapid Test and that health care professionals around the world be aware of the importance of sexually active young female patients getting STD tests like the Chlamydia Rapid Test on a regular basis.  Of course, retesting with Chlamydia Rapid Test after three to six months of infection is highly recommended to prevent further infection.  The Chlamydia Rapid Test contains non-invasive and easy-to-use components for convenient and practical treatment of female patients.

 

CHLAMYDIA RAPID TEST- STD TEST KIT FOR MALES

Recent studies have shown that chlamydia in men is more common than other male sexually transmitted diseases, with millions of newly reported cases each year.  Chlamydia in men, especially men under 25 who have had more than one partner within the prior year, affects a huge portion of the population, and sexually active young men should make a point of having frequent chlamydia tests like this Chlamydia Rapid Test.  Because the disease is asymptomatic in both men and women, it is important men get an STD test like this Chlamydia Rapid Test in order to successfully treat the infection on the spot.  The most common site of the chlamydia infection in men is inside the urethra, the tube through which men urinate and pass sperm.  If symptoms show in men, they may include discharge or pain when passing urine.  If untreated with a test like the Chlamydia rapid test, it may be a cause of reduced fertility.  Without an effective Chlamydia rapid testing program in particular for men, control of chlamydia infection globally is nearly impossible.  Application of this easy-to-use Chlamydia Rapid Test to detect chlamydia trachomatis antigen in the male patient is simple, quick, and convenient.  The Chlamydia Rapid Test is designed specifically for men and will allow doctors to diagnose the chlamydia infection quickly and successfully.  This Chlamydia rapid test is both accurate and swift, allowing men to be tested and treated on site in one visit.  It is hoped that the Chlamydia rapid test, or STD test, will also be of particular use in the developing world, where management of Chlamydia in men is often based on self-diagnosis and specific diagnostic tests are rarely available. The Chlamydia Rapid Test is an effective screening control and good for health clinics or doctor’s offices where the male patient can get tested and wait for results.  The Chlamydia Rapid Test contains easy-to-use components for convenient and effective treatment of male patients.

 

CHLAMYDIA RAPID TEST RESULTS

 

The Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit utilizes the chemical extraction of a carbohydrate antigen from chlamydia followed by the utilization of migratory color immunoassay technology for the qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis. In the Chlamydia Rapid test procedure, a unique set of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are reemployed. On the Chlamydia Rapid Test, one antibody is immobilized on a porous membrane while the other antibody is conjugated to dye particles as signaling component. A swab specimen from a patient is treated with extraction reagent A and B to extract the antigen.  The Chlamydia rapid test dipstick is then immersed in the extraction sample. The liquid migrates through the absorbent area and along the membrane on the Chlamydia rapid test.  If Chlamydia trachomatis antigen is present on the Chlamydia rapid test, the labeled antibody-dye conjugate binds to it, forming an antibody-antigen complex. As the mixture flows along the membrane of the Chlamydia rapid test, the complex is captured by the antibody immobilized in the test zone (T) of the membrane, producing a visible rose-pink color band. Another dye-conjugated reagent on the Chlamydia rapid test is captured by the antibody immobilized in the control zone (C) of the membrane.  A rose-pink line in the Chlamydia rapid test zone ( T ) indicates the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen. A rose-pink line in the control zone (C) indicates the Chlamydia rapid test is working properly. When only a control line appears with no test line, Chlamydia trachomatis antigen has not been detected and the Chlamydia rapid test result is considered negative. The control line on the Chlamydia rapid test gives an added measure of quality control by demonstrating antibody recognition, assuring that the Chlamydia rapid test procedure was performed correctly, and that the Chlamydia rapid test reagents are chemically active. A desiccant is enclosed with the Chlamydia rapid test device to stabilize the reactive agents.

 

Diagnostic Automatic/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit is one of the best STD test kits on the market today.  The Chlamydia Rapid Test is an effective and reliable tool to test and treat female and male patients who are susceptible to chlamydia infection.  We also offer other convenient and highly effective STD test kits:  HIV Rapid Tests, Gonorrhea Rapid Tests, Syphilis Rapid Tests, Chlamydia IgA ELISA Kit, Chlamydia IgG ELISA Kit, Chlamydia IgM ELISA Kit, HIV ELISA Kits, Syphilis ELISA Kits, and HSV ELISA Kits.  For more information on the Chlamydia Rapid Test Kit, or any other STD test kit, please contact our Customer Service Department.