Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. has been a leader in the development of infectious disease rapid tests for more than 20 years. Our One-Step Dengue NS1 RapiDip Insta Test that identifies the dengue virus, follows the tradition of quality and reliability expected by our customers around the world. This 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. The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test serves as an aid in the screening and diagnosis of early Dengue infections. The Dengue NS1 rapid test will aid in the rapid diagnosis of Dengue virus in human serum even prior to the presence of IgM or IgG antibodies.
DENGUE NS1 RAPID TEST – NOTABLE FEATURES
The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is based on lateral flow technique. The convenient and easy-to-use Dengue NS1 Rapid Test contains 25 test strips in a user-friendly pack size, and 64 individual sample reservoir wells designed for easy specimen collection. The main advantage to the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is how fast the results can be obtained. The entire procedure of Dengue NS1 Rapid Test takes approximately 30 minutes.
Timely, sensitive, and specific diagnosis of dengue virus is important for early detection of dengue virus infection. However, some available tools for dengue diagnosis are time-consuming. The use of tests like the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test as a first-line test for the screening of dengue infected patients, using serum samples collected during the onset of clinical symptoms, could help to accelerate the diagnosis of dengue fever in clinical diagnostic laboratories. Rapid and easy diagnosis of dengue using Dengue NS1 Rapid Test can assist patient triage and care management. For example, during an epidemic outbreak, the ability to triage those patients suspected of dengue fever and to quickly establish an anti-viral therapy with use of the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test, might improve the rates of disease control drastically. Recent studies have shown that sensitivity and specificity tests, like the Dengue NS1 rapid test, were highly specific to DENV NS1, and the Dengue NS1 rapid test produced enhanced diagnoses at high detection rates. Thus, the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test presents the ideal method of testing as it is rapid, easily applicable, sensitive, and highly specific.
DENGUE NS1 RAPID TEST – FAST RESULTS
Dengue virus, a virus belonging to the Flavavirus group of viruses, is one of the most significant mosquito-borne diseases in the world in terms of morbidity and mortality. Transmitted principally by the mosquito types Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the virus is found commonly throughout the tropic and subtropic regions of the world. Symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, headache, muscle pain and skin rash. The complications often associated with this infection are dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome.
The detection of DENV NS1 using the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test offers a fast route to a dengue diagnosis. Physicians using this Dengue NS1 Rapid Test in early convalescence diagnostic strategy on patients should be able to obtain rapid and specific dengue diagnosis within a few minutes. The positive correlation between viral load, disease progression and detection of NS1, suggests that tests like the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test might be a valuable test to include in dengue triage protocols in areas of high incidence of dengue infection.
The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is a qualitative, membrane based immunoassay for the detection of NS1 antigen in human serum. The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test membrane is pre-coated with NS1 specific antibody on the Dengue NS1 Rapid test line region and utilizes a separate control to assure assay flow and performance. If NS1 antigen is present on the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test, a red line will appear at the test line. The red line at the control region should always appear if the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is performed correctly. The presence of this red line on the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test verifies that proper flow has occurred and catastrophic failure of the conjugate has not occurred. The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is positive for the NS1 antigen when the control line (C) and the test line (T) appear in the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test area. A faint line on the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is considered a positive result. The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is negative when just the control line appears.
The Dengue Rapid Tests are available in two formats: Dengue NS1 Rapid Test for detection of NS1 antigens in human serum, and Dengue Rapid Test for testing lgG, and lgM antibodies. Also available are the Dengue NS1 ELISA Kit for detection of NS1 antigens in human serum, and Dengue ELISA Kit for detection of lgG, lgM, and lgG/lgM antibodies. For more information on either the Dengue ELISA Kit, Dengue NS1 ELISA Kit, Dengue NS1 Rapid Test, or Dengue Rapid Test, please contact our Customer Service.