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HCV RAPID TESTS | HEPATITIS MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

HCV RAPID TESTS – INEXPENSIVE – CONVENIENT – QUICK RESULTS

 

HCV Rapid Tests are vital diagnostic tools for clinics and hospitals to have if a hepatitis C infection is suspected.  These HCV Rapid tests can detect hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in human serum within minutes. In some regions, patients are tested where the blood is sent out and results are not confirmed until days later.  Unfortunately, in these instances, many patients do not return for results.  The HCV Rapid Test mitigates this recurring problem, and allows patients the opportunity to discuss diagnosis and treatment the same day of visit.  HCV Rapid Tests are safe, quick, and simple to use.  Some of the most effective means of detecting antibodies to hepatitis C virus are contained in these tests.  The anti-HCV Rapid Test is based on the principle of inter-second antibody enzyme immunoassay for the determination of anti-HCV in serum/plasma.  Recombinant HCV antigens are employed to specifically identify anti-HCV antibodies.  The tests are very sensitive and rapid – results are obtained in less than 20 minutes.

 

Because of epidemic proportions of Hepatitis C infection in some regions of the world, the global demand for highly effective HCV testing methods has increased.  Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. a leading manufacturer and distributor of Drug Tests, Rapid Tests, and ELISA Tests worldwide, is pleased to offer inexpensive and easy-to-use HCV Rapid Tests – Hepatitis C Rapid Tests for distribution throughout the world.*  The HCV Rapid Tests are designed for the special needs of any health organization that is looking for accurate, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic testing methods to detect Hepatitis C infections.  Our inventory of top quality HCV Rapid Tests includes five distinct tests for detection of hepatitis C antibodies.  Three of these tests are HCV Rapid Test strips; the other two are in cassette format.  All HCV Rapid Tests are available worldwide, with the exception of the United States.  All five HCV Rapid tests are for in-vitro diagnostic use only.

CASSETTE – HCV RAPID TESTS

ONE STEP HCV RAPI CARD INSTA TEST – CASSETTE (#118773-1-12)

This HCV Rapid Test – OneStep HCV RapiCard Insta Test (cassette style)is a rapid, direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in serum or plasma.  This test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection and is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay for determination of anti-HCV in serum or plasma.  Purified recombinant antigens are employed to identify anti-HCV specifically.  This HCV Rapid Test is very sensitive and takes only 10-20 minutes for results to be read.

ONE STEP ANTI-HCV RAPI CARD INSTA TEST – CASSETTE (#118778-1)

The HCV Rapid Test- OneStep Anti-HCV RapiCard Insta Test-cassette (Serum/Whole Blood-Plasma) is a rapid, direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in serum and whole blood.  This test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection and is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay for determination of anti-HCV in serum and whole blood.  Purified recombinant antigens are employed to identify anti-HCV specifically.  The HCV Rapid Test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for results.  This OneStep Anti-HCV Rapid Test-cassette can be run on serum or whole blood samples.

 

NOTABLE QUALITIES – HCV RAPID TESTS (STRIP FORMAT) 

HCV RAPID TEST SERUM – 3.5 mm STRIP (#118775-1)

This HCV Rapid Test is a OneStep Anti-HCV RapiDip Insta Test (3.5 mm) that is a direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in serum.  This 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 HCV Rapid Test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for the test result to be read.   For serum, collect blood into a container without anticoagulant.  Allow the blood to clot, and then separate the serum from the clot.  If the specimen cannot be tested on the day of collection, store the serum specimen in a refrigerator or freezer.  Stir and bring the specimen to room temperature before testing.  HCV Rapid Test results are read visually without an instrument.  If the test result is negative, only one colored band appears on the control C region of the test, and there is no apparent band on the test (T) region.  If the HCV Rapid Test is positive, in addition to a pink-colored control C band, a distinct pink-colored band will also appear on the test (T) region of the test.  This HCV Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.

HCV RAPID TEST SERUM – 5 mm STRIP (#118774-1)

Like the HCV Rapid Test – 3.5 mm Strip shown above, this test is a OneStep Anti-HCV RapiDip Insta Test – 5 mm Strip format that is also a direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in serum.  This 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 test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for the results to be read.   The preparation and storage procedures (same as above 3.5mm HCV Rapid Test) are simple and easy to follow.  In addition, results are read visually without an instrument.  If the test result is negative, only one colored band appears on the control C region, and there is no apparent band on the test (T) region.  If the test is positive, in addition to a pink-colored control C band, a distinct pink-colored band will also appear on the test (T) region.  This HCV Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.

HCV SERUM/PLASMA RAPI FLO TEST (#118771-1)

This Anti-HCV Ab Rapid Test (HCV Rapid Test) is a rapid, direct binding test for the detection of antibodies to hepatitis C (anti-HCV Ab) in serum or plasma. The HCV Rapid Test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection.  The Anti-HCV Ab Rapid Test  is based on the principle of inter-second antibody enzyme immunoassay for the determination of anti-HCV in serum/plasma.  Recombinant HCV antigens are employed to specifically identify anti-HCV antibodies.  This test is very sensitive and only takes 3 minutes.  If the specimen cannot be tested on the day of collection, store the serum specimen in a refrigerator or freezer.  Bring all reagents, test devices, specimens, references, and other materials to room temperature prior to testing.  The results are ready visually without an instrument.  The formation of a large dot or a line of three smaller dots on the provides an easy readout for positive and negative test results.  The three smaller dots on the also serve as an internal control. The center dot on the  is a weak positive control and the other outer dots are the strong positive control.  If the HCV Rapid Test is negative, only three small dots on the control dot bar are visible.  A strong positive  is indicated by both the round spot and the control dot bar being visible.  A weak positive results when the round spot is darker than or equal to the center dot on the control dot bar, but weaker than other dots on the dot bar.  This HCV Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.

SPECIAL FEATURES – HCV RAPID TESTS (CASSETTE)

ONE STEP HCV RAPI CARD INSTA TEST – CASSETTE (#118773-1)

This HCV Rapid Test  – OneStep HCV RapiCard Insta Test -cassette style is a rapid, direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in serum or plasma.  This test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection and is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay for determination of anti-HCV in serum or plasma.  Purified recombinant antigens are employed to identify anti-HCV specifically.  This HCV Rapid Test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for the results to be read.  In preparation for the test, separate serum or plasma from blood as soon as possible to avoid hemolysis.  Use only clear, non-hemolyzed specimens.  If the specimen on the cannot be tested on the day of collection, store the specimen in a refrigerator or freezer.  Stir and bring the specimen to room temperature before testing. The results are read visually without an instrument – wait 10-20 minutes and then read result.  A negative result will show only one colored band on the control C region and no apparent band on the test (T) region A positive result will show a pink-colored control C band and a distinct pink-colored band in the test (T) region.   This HCV Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.

ONE STEP ANTI-HCV RAPI CARD INSTA TEST – CASSETTE (#118778-1)

The HCV Rapid Test- OneStep Anti-HCV RapiCard Insta Test – cassette (Serum-Whole Blood-Plasma) is a rapid, direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) in serum and whole blood.  This test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection and is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay for determination of anti-HCV in serum and whole blood.  Purified recombinant antigens are employed to identify anti-HCV specifically.  The HCV Rapid Test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for the results to be read.  The results are read visually without an instrument.  This OneStep Anti-HCV Rapid Test – cassette can be run on serum or whole blood samples.  The HCV Rapid Test works best on fresh samples.  For serum, collect blood into a container without anticoagulant.  Allow the blood to clot and separate the serum from the clot.  Use the serum for testing.   If the specimen cannot be tested on the day of collection, store the serum specimen in a refrigerator (at 2 to 4 degrees Celsius) for up to 3 days.  If the test cannot be done within 3 days, serum should be stored in a freezer (at -20 degrees Celsius or colder).  Whole blood specimens cannot be frozen.  This HCV Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.

 

HCV ELISA TESTS *

Customers who inquire about the HCV Rapid Tests* have also shown interest in our HCV ELISA Test Kits.*  One test is the HCV ELISA Test-Ab which is an enzyme-linked Immunosorbent assay for qualitative detection of IgG antibodies to Hepatitis C viruses in human serum or plasma.  This test is intended for screening and diagnosing patients related to hepatitis C infection.  The other convenient and inexpensive HCV ELISA Test is the HCV IgM ELISA which is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for qualitative detection of IgM-class antibodies to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma.  This HCV ELISA Test-IgM is intended for clinical diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients related to hepatitis C infection.  Please contact our Customer Service Department for more information about these HCV Rapid Tests or HCV ELISA Test kits at 818-591-3030.

 

RELATED RAPID TEST AND ELISA TEST PRODUCTS

Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. has established the gold standard in its superior line of Rapid Tests.  Along with this line of Rapid Tests, are a wide range of ELISA Test products, HIV ELISA Test kits,** Hepatitis ELISA Tests, Infectious Disease ELISA Tests, Allergy ELISA Tests, Autoimmune Disease ELISA Tests, Blood bank ELISA Tests, Cancer ELISA Tests, Diabetes ELISA Tests, Food ELISA Tests, and Parasitology ELISA Test Kits.  Check our online catalog for any of these Rapid Tests or ELISA Tests, and at the same time examine the list of other diagnostic medical testing products and equipment:  IFA kits, CLIA Test kits, Serology Tests, and superior medical testing Instrumentation, including ELISA Readers and Washers.  Click here for home page listing of products.  For more information on any medical testing products, please contact our Customer Service Department at 818-591-3030.

 

* HCV Rapid Tests and HCV ELISA Tests are sold worldwide, with the exception of the United States.

** HIV Rapid Tests and HIV ELISA Tests  – check with our Customer Service Representatives regarding distribution restrictions.

BACK TO SCHOOL | INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELISA TESTS

BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFECTIONS – ELISA TESTS

How prepared are parents and health organizations in regards to infectious disease transmission among children returning to school?

The school season is a heightened time for children to be exposed to contagious bacteria.  The closer the contact with other children, school equipment and materials, the greater the chance of transmission.  An infectious disease can range anywhere from strep throat to seasonal flu; however, in some communities there could be a more serious onset, such as meningitis or typhus.

Parents, school officials, and health organizations may want to be on alert for any signs of illness in their community.  Open communication between schools, teachers, parents, doctors, and health agencies is vital during this time.  Early detection can ward off any possible serious epidemic that would keep children away from school for extended periods of time.

If an infection is suspected, immediate testing for appropriate diagnosis and treatment is encouraged.  Is your organization ready for a possible increase in requests for medical diagnostic testing?  Do you have enough diagnostic testing kits on hand to cover any possible outbreak in your community?

Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is keenly aware of this seasonal time period for infectious diseases.  Reliable, efficient, and cost effective products are available to address the variety of infections that affect back-to-school kids.  Available are ELISA Test Kits, Rapid Tests, IFA Kits, Serology Tests, and CLIA Test kits.  Below is a partial list of infectious disease ELISA Tests (school-related infections).   For complete listing of ELISA Tests, click here.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE ELISA TEST KITS

Bordella Pertussis ELISA (Whooping Cough)
RSV ELISA (Respiratory/pneumonia)
Adenovirus ELISA Test
Influenza A ELISA test and Influenza B ELISA Test
TB ELISA (turberculosis)
Toxoplasma gondii ELISA
Rubella ELISA
Chlamydia Trachomatis ELISA
Cytomegalovirus ELISA (Herpes virus)
Herpes Simplex ELISA
Varicella-Zoster ELISA (Chicken Pox/Shingles)
Epstein Barr Virus ELISA
Chlamydia Trachomatis (Conjunctivitis)
Measles ELISA Tests
Mumps ELISA Tests
Myocoplasma pneumonia ELISA
Syphilis (TPA) ELISA
Hepatitis ELISA Test kits (HAV ELISA) (HBV ELISA) (HCV ELISA)
HIV ELISA
HTLV ELISA
Thyroid ELISA

PARASITOLOGY ANTIGEN ELISA
Adenovirus (Fecal), Cryptosporidium, E. Coli, Giardia, Campylobacter, Rotavirus (Fecal)

PARASITOLOGY ANTIBODY ELISA
Diptheria Toxoid, Strongyloides, Tetanus, Trichinella, Toxocara, S. Typhus, West Nile

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. also offers a variety of Infectious Disease Rapid Tests, Serology Tests, IFA Kits and CLIA Test kits.  Ask our friendly Customer Service Representatives at 818-591-3030 for more information on these test kits.  We carry some of the best quality and inexpensive medical diagnostic testing products worldwide.  If you don’t see a medical diagnostic test kit above, please ask about other available products and check our online website.  Click here for home page listing of products.