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 testing methods to detect Hepatitis C infections.  Users are well aware that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is now known to be the major cause of parenterally transmitted non-A and non-B hepatitis.  HCV antibodies are found in over 80% of patients with well documented non-A and non-B hepatitis.  In a large percentage of HCV infections, transmission is by transfusion and other parental means such as sharing of needles, occupational exposure to blood, and hemodialysis.  However, in close to half of Hepatitis C infections, the route of transmission is unknown.  HCV establishes a chronic infection in 50 to 80 percent of cases.  Because of the epidemic proportions of Hepatitis C infection, the demand worldwide for highly effective Hepatitis C testing methods has increased.  Those health organizations most directly involved in fighting this infectious disease, know that the HCV Rapid Tests are safe, quick, and some of the most effective means of detecting antibodies to hepatitis C virus.  Our inventory of top quality HCV Rapid Tests includes five distinct tests for detection of hepatitis C antibodies.  Three of these tests are convenient and user-friendly HCV Rapid Test StripsThe other two are in cassette formats.  All HCV Rapid Tests are available worldwide, with the exception of the United States.



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.   HCV Rapid 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.


Customers who inquire about these 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 test 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.


Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. has established the gold standard in its superior line of Rapid Tests For example, a wide range of easy-to-use and inexpensive Rapid Tests are available:  Hepatitis Rapid Tests, Infectious Disease Rapid Tests, HIV Rapid Tests**, Cancer Rapid Tests, Fertility Rapid Tests, Pregnancy Rapid Tests, Allergy Rapid Tests, and numerous Drug Tests such as Cocaine drug test, Marijuana drug test, K2 Spice drug test, and Drug and Alcohol Rapid Tests.  

Along with this line of Rapid Tests, are a wide range of :  ELISA Test productsHIV 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, Parasitology ELISA test, and Veterinary 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 medical testing products and equipment: IFA Test Kits, CLIA Test Kits, Serology Tests, and superior medical testing Instrumentation, including ELISA Readers and Washers.  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 Department regarding distribution restrictions.

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