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The Advantages Of ELISA Test And Its Application In Disease Viruses Diagnostic

What are the advantages of an ELISA test?

One of the greatest advantages of ELISA tests is the ability to obtain quick and accurate results.  All that is normally required is a simple blood sample that is obtained either through the arm or fingertip of a patient.  The fact that an ELISA kit can test not only for antibodies, but antigens as well, makes it a versatile tool for physicians, laboratories, and medical professionals all over the world.The ELISA tests have also found applications in the food industry in detecting food allergens, such as milk, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and eggs.  ELISA tests can also be used in toxicology as a screen for certain classes of drugs.  Another advantage of using ELISA test kits is their high sensitivity.  ELISA Tests are favored over other testing options because not only are they more sensitive, but they are more cost effective.  Even more striking, is the applicability of the ELISA tests as convenient and easy-to-use HIV ELISA testing devices.


ELISA Tests and HIV ELISA Tests

Because ELISA tests can be performed to evaluate either the presence of antigen or the presence of antibody in a sample, it is a useful tool for determining serum antibody concentrations, such as with HIV ELISA tests.  The HIV ELISA test is usually the first one used to detect infection with HIV virus.  If antibodies to the HIV virus are present, or positive, the test is usually repeated to confirm the diagnosis.  If the ELISA test is negative, other tests are not usually needed.  The ELISA test generally has a low chance of having a false result after the first few weeks of HIV infection.  The specificity and high sensitivity of the HIV ELISA Test make it a widely acceptable kind of ELISA test since it is able to detect all the possible HIV infections.  The HIV ELISA Test was the first screening test widely used for the HIV virus because of its high sensitivity.  Use of the HIV ELISA test kit, in relation to HIV virus detection, can be intended both for screening of blood donors or as an aid for the diagnosis of clinical conditions related to infection with HIV virus.

ELISA Tests and Hepatitis ELISA Kits

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. has, as part of its superior ELISA test kit product inventory, numerous Hepatitis C ELISA Test Kits, or HCV ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis B ELISA Test Kits, or HBV ELISA Test kits.  Simple to use Hepatitis C ELISA test kits include the HCV ab ELISA test which detects IgG antibodies to Hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma.  The other convenient Hepatitis C ELISA test is the HCV ELISA Kit for quantitative detection of IgM class antibodies to Hepatitis C virus.  Also available are Hepatitis C Rapid Test Kits.

Superior and inexpensive Hepatitis B ELISA Kits are distributed within several ELISA Kit product categories: HbeAb ELISA Test Kit, HbeAg ELISA Test Kit, HbcAb Igm ELISA Test Kit, HbsAb ELISA Test Kit, and the HBsAg ELISA Test Kit.  All of these highly effective Hepatitis B ELISA Test Kits are available in any quantity worldwide.  Also in inventory and ready to ship, are top quality Hepatitis B Rapid Tests.

Other Hepatitis ELISA Tests Kits include:  HTLV ELISA test kit, HAV IgG ELISA test kit, HGV ELISA Test Kit, HEV ELISA Test Kit, HDV ELISA Test Kit, and HAV ELISA Test Kit.  Again, various simple and highly effective Hepatitis Rapid Tests are available worldwide.


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Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. has established the gold standard in its superior product line of ELISA Test Kits and HIV ELISA Tests.  A wide range of easy-to-use and inexpensive ELISA Test Kits are available:  Food Allergen ELISA Kits,Autoimmune ELISA Test Kits, Blood Bank ELISA kits, Cancer ELISA Test kits, Parasitology ELISA Kits, Steroid ELISA test kits, Thyroid ELISA test kits, Veterinary ELISA test kits, and Infectious Disease ELISA Kits, including Hepatitis ELISA Kits, HCV ELISA Kits, and HIV ELISA Test Kits.  For more information about these ELISA Test Kits, or other products such as Rapid Tests, IFA Tests, CIA Tests, Serology Tests, or any Drug Test Kits, please contact our Customer Service Department.

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Lyme Disease Symptoms & Prevention: Part II

rivers-258367_1920Perhaps the most well-known symptom of Lyme disease is a rash that looks like a bull’s-eye. This occurs in 70-80 percent of people infected by a tick bite. The area directly around the tick bite may be red and raised and look like a normal bug bite. The rash often spreads in a circular pattern that’s lighter in the center and darker on the outer ring. However, not everyone who gets Lyme disease gets the target-shaped rash.

Classic signs of early Lyme disease include: muscle aches, headache, fatigue and fever. Some people with Lyme disease experience other, more advanced symptoms of the illness. Joint pain, especially in the knees, and a stiff neck may occur in the early-symptom stage or several months after your tick bite. Severe headaches and shooting pain in your body can occur. Dizziness and changes in your heart rate or rhythm are also advanced symptoms of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. The earlier you’re treated, the better your chances for recovery. Most people who are diagnosed in the early stages take an oral medication for between two and three weeks.

Ultimately, it’s best to avoid and prevent infection, obviously. While we don’t want to limit time outdoors, it’s imperative to use caution and follow these guidelines to reduce your chances of a tick bite:

-Use DEET on skin and treat clothing with spray containing permethrin.
-Avoid tick-infested areas, such as dense leaves under trees.
– Avoid brushing against long grasses and brush on edges of paths. Don’t sit on stumps or fallen logs.
-Wear light-colored long pants and long sleeves so you can easily see any ticks.
-Tuck shirt into pants and tuck pants into socks.
-Do a thorough tick check upon returning inside and for several days following exposure.

Symptoms can start at any time between three and 30 days after infection. The incubation period can also lead to confusion about your symptoms. If you don’t remember being bitten, you may think you have the flu and you may not connect the tick bite and your symptoms.

If you’re experiencing any symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. They can administer a Lyme disease test kit, as well as blood work, to confirm or rule out Lyme disease infection.

Facts About Lyme Disease: Part I

tick-1271763_1280Most of us have at least heard about Lyme disease and know that it’s contracted from a tick – but that’s the extent of most people’s knowledge. In order to keep you and your family safe it’s important to know the details of Lyme disease, including what exactly it is, the symptoms and side effects , how to prevent Lyme disease and the use of Lyme Disease Elisa test kits in detection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. With the exception of winter, when many, but not all, ticks are dormant, it’s possible to come into contact with a tick from spring through fall. That’s why isn’t important to be knowledgeable and aware of the risks.

What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is an illness that’s caused by bacteria carried by infected Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks, and on the West Coast, black-legged ticks. Ticks are typically found in wooded and grassy areas.

Lyme disease can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. Lyme disease is treatable, but it can cause serious health problems if you wait too long to receive treatment. Many people with Lyme disease don’t know they have it until their symptoms are advanced. Knowing the signs and symptoms will help you to seek treatment as early as possible.

To learn more about Lyme disease, continue reading our next blog post, Lyme Disease Symptoms & Prevention: Part II.

Tips To Prevent Lyme Disease

It’s spring and that means we’re all headed outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, warm weather and Mother Nature. Unfortunately, it’s also the time to worry about a tiny menace known as the tick. The blacklegged tick (also known as the deer tick) can transmit Lyme disease through a single bite. Therefore, it is imperative to avoid ticks and being bitten at all costs.

To reduce your chances of a tick bite:
*Avoid tick-infested areas, such as leaf litter under trees. Avoid brushing against long grasses and brush on edges of paths. Don’t sit on stumps or fallen logs.
*Wear light-colored long pants and long sleeves so you can easily see any ticks.
*Tuck shirt into pants and tuck pants into socks.
*Use DEET on skin and treat clothing with spray containing permethrin.
*Do a thorough tick check upon returning inside and for several days following exposure.
*Check bedding for several days following exposure for ticks that drop off.

Removing A Tick
If a tick is promptly found and removed, the infection can be prevented. When Lyme disease is left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body and become a chronic condition.

If you find a tick on your body, use tweezers to grasp it and pull directly upward. Try to avoid twisting the tweezers as you pull so that you don’t detach the tick’s mouth and leave it in your skin. After you’ve removed the tick, cleanse the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol. If you have any concerns, seek immediate medical attention. A hospital, doctor’s office, or medical clinic can use our Lyme disease test kit to get you immediate answers.

Enjoy your time outdoors, but always remember to be safe. If you take the proper precautions, the summer months can be filled with good health and outdoor adventure!

All you need to know about EBOLA

Risk of Exposure and History

Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks of Ebola among humans have appeared sporadically in Africa.


Healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients are at the highest risk of getting sick because they may come in contact with the blood or body fluids of sick patients. People also can become sick with Ebola after coming in contact with infected wildlife. For example, in Africa, Ebola may spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. The virus also can be spread through contact with objects (like clothes, bedding, needles, syringes/sharps or medical equipment) that have been contaminated with the virus or with infected animals.

Past Ebola Outbreaks

Past Ebola outbreaks have occurred in the following countries:

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Gabon
  • South Sudan
  • Ivory Coast
  • Uganda
  • Republic of the Congo (ROC)
  • South Africa (imported)

Current Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history and is affecting multiple countries in West Africa. One imported case from Liberia and associated locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States, and one confirmed case has been reported in Spain.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of Ebola include

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.


Diagnosing Ebola in an person who has been infected for only a few days is difficult, because the early symptoms, such as fever, are nonspecific to Ebola infection and are seen often in patients with more commonly occurring diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever.

However, if a person has the early symptoms of Ebola and has had contact with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola, contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola, or contact with infected animals, they should be isolated and public health professionals notified. Samples from the patient can then be collected and tested to confirm infection.


Because the natural reservoir host of Ebola viruses has not yet been identified, the way in which the virus first appears in a human at the start of an outbreak is unknown. However, scientists believe that the first patient becomes infected through contact with an infected animal, such as a fruit bat or primate (apes and monkeys), which is called a spillover event. Person-to-person transmission follows and can lead to large numbers of affected people. In some past Ebola outbreaks, primates were also affected by Ebola, and multiple spillover events occurred when people touched or ate infected primates.

When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread in several ways to others. Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with

  • blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
  • objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus
  • infected fruit bats or primates (apes and monkeys)

Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food. However, in Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. There is no evidence that mosquitos or other insects can transmit Ebola virus. Only a few species of mammals (for example, humans, bats, monkeys, and apes) have shown the ability to become infected with and spread Ebola virus.

Healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients are at the highest risk of getting sick because they may come in contact with infected blood or body fluids of sick patients.

During outbreaks of Ebola, the disease can spread quickly within healthcare settings (such as a clinic or hospital). Exposure to Ebola can occur in healthcare settings where hospital staff are not wearing appropriate protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves and eye protection.

Dedicated medical equipment (preferable disposable, when possible) should be used by healthcare personnel providing patient care. Proper cleaning and disposal of instruments, such as needles and syringes, is also important. If instruments are not disposable, they must be sterilized before being used again. Without adequate sterilization of the instruments, virus transmission can continue and amplify an outbreak.

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Dengue ELISA test

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Have you gotten sick after traveling abroad to areas like Latin America, Southeast Asia, or the Pacific Islands? If you were stung by a mosquito, there is a possibility that you could have been infected with dengue virusDengue infection can be complicated but early recognition and treatments can lower the risks, such as medical complications or death.  Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., offers quality dengue ELISA tests for your needs. 

Dengue IgG ELISA Test

Typical dengue symptoms are usually high fever, joint pain, bone pain, and rashes. It’s important to watch for any warning signs and go to the emergency room if you are having severe stomach pains, vomiting, red spots, or difficulty breathing. Typically, there have been very few cases in the US, but there was an outbreak in 2001 in Hawaii. When traveling, it’s important to use bug spray and other pest control methods to avoid being bitten. No one wants to travel with this troublesome disease!

Take a look at our dengue ELISA tests and make your purchase today. Whether you are an individual who suspects a problem or are working for a testing lab and need to run this test, Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., offers excellent tests for your needs. 

Testing for Herpes Simplex 1 & 2 | Herpes Simplex Elisa kits

Herpes is a very serious viral disease. This disease is caused by both the Herpes Simplex virus type 1, also known as HSV-1, and type 2, also known as HSV-2. People often get herpes on the lips, which is the most common form of the infection, but one can also catch genital, ocular, and neonatal herpes. Using ELISA kits from Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., you can figure out if you or your patients are suffering from this disease. We offer the following kits:

Check out our selection and choose the kit that fits your needs. Additional herpes kits are available. The team at Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., work hard to make sure we provide you with the best and most affordable ELISA kits on the market. 

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment for Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease ELISA TestAs the season change from colder to warmer, the threat of encountering infected ticks carrying Lyme disease increases. Active people who spend time outdoors during the spring and summer months are the most susceptible to infection. If a tick carrying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium attaches itself to an individual, they will have the risk of developing Lyme disease.

In most cases, Lyme disease starts as a red skin rash that expands around the area of the tick bite. This bulls-eye rash occurs in approximately 70-80% of cases. Sometimes the onset of the rash can be delayed anywhere from 3-30 days after the bite occurs. In addition to the rash, early symptoms include severe headaches, painful or swollen joints, shooting pains, fever and swollen lymph nodes.

It’s important to seek medical attention if any of the symptoms occur after a known tick bite. In early phases physicians can make diagnosis by finding the classic red rash, but in later stages , physicians order laboratory Lyme disease ELISA test. This Enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) test can detect the antibodies produced by the body after exposure to the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.  In some instances a second confirmatory test may also be used to ensure the proper diagnosis.

Once a diagnosis is made antibiotics are generally prescribed. When treated in its early stages most patients recover quickly. However, in some cases patients are left with Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) which results in lingering symptoms. It’s best to seek medical attention early to reduce the risk of developing PTLDS.



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.


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
Thyroid ELISA

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

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.