Archive for July, 2014

Our High-Quality HCG Tests| HCG Rapid Tests

HCG Tests | RapidTest.comPregnancy HCG tests detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in either urine or serum. Production of this hormone increases steadily through the first five months of pregnancy, and urine is an easy way to perform the test; however, certain conditions are required.

The test can be performed at any time of day, but a urine sample from first thing in the morning is preferable due to a higher concentration of the hormone. Women should not drink an excessive amount of water to induce urination because it will dilute the sample and make it more difficult to detect the hCG. Additionally, the test should not be performed too early in a woman’s cycle or there is a risk of false negatives.

The hormone hCG is present in in women blood or urine shortly after conception, but it’s more easily detected after embryo implantation. This occurs, on average, within 10 days after conception. Levels of hCG can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12 – 14 days after conception by a urine test. An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25mIU/ml is considered positive for pregnancy.

If a pregnancy test shows negative results, repeating it a week later, especially with the morning’s first urine, is likely to be more accurate. Come to Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. to see the selection of HCG Rapid Tests we have available.

A Broad Overview of Rapid STD Testing | Infectious Disease rapid tests

Rapid STD Testing | RapidTest.comIn a world where sexually transmitted diseases are still an eminently serious problem, individuals who think they may be at risk will likely want to consult with a reputable testing facility as soon as possible. Infectious Disease Rapid tests can give men and women an immediate answer as to whether or not they are infected. While a more comprehensive test will be able to confirm the results, patients can begin taking prescriptive medication to ameliorate the symptoms of the disease before it progresses to the next stage.

A number of sexually transmitted diseases can be diagnosed with rapid testing, such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The tests are designed to look for specific antibodies in the blood/Serum or plasma that are associated with the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Unlike bacteria cultures, which must be sent to a lab, rapid STD tests will provide a reasonably accurate answer within just a few minutes. Patients will receive their diagnosis at the clinic or the doctor’s office.

Rapid testing is eminently useful for physicians. If, for example, individuals test positive for HIV, a treatment plan can be immediately devised. While false negatives will still need to be ruled out, the benefits of this testing method far outweigh the drawbacks. Come to Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. to see the selection of rapid STD tests we have available.

Diagnosing Chlamydia using our Chlamydia Rapid Tests

Chlamydia Rapid Tests | RapidTest.comHaving a sexually transmitted disease is problematic for a sexually active person. First of all, it’s painful and generally unsightly. Second of all, it’s easy to pass it on to another person without using proper protection. Help your patients discover if they have a sexually transmitted disease using rapid tests from Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. Our business offers a wide array of STD tests, including Chlamydia Rapid Tests for both men and women.

Chlamydia is a relatively common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium. This disease can be transmitted during vaginal sex, as well as oral and anal sex. In men, it usually infects the urethra, causing a white discharge that may or may not be painful. When it affects women, they generally have no symptoms and do not even know that they are infected. This is why it’s very important to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases in individuals who are actively seeking out new sexual partners. You may not even know you have it!

When you are interested in ordering our chlamydia rapid tests for your needs, you can place your order online today. Members of our customer service team are available to answer any questions you may have about these cassette tests.

More Rapid Drug Tests for Your Needs | Drug test kits

Rapid Drug Tests | RapidTest.comIn the past, we have covered some of the rapid drug tests that we have available. Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. continues to offer quick and efficient drug test kits that can be used to see if someone has been abusing drugs. Using our tests, you can figure out what kind of additional testing is necessary. Our tests include:

  • Marijuana Drug Tests – While marijuana is gaining steam as a legal drug, it is still illegal as a recreational drug in many places throughout the United States and the world. Cassette and strip marijuana tests are available for preliminary testing.
  • K2 or Spice Drug Test – At one point, this was a legal alternative to marijuana. Many people began using it and it eventually became illegal. Studies have shown that this drug can make people unstable. 
  • MDMA or Ecstasy Drug Test – This party drug is still very popular among teens and young adults. This test is ideal when used in a point of care setting. 

Take a look at our portfolio of rapid drug tests and see which selections you would like to use in your lab. Our company knows that you look for dependable tests to help you understand what you may need to take when treating someone who is abusing drugs.