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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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Elisa kits, Aflatoxin-B1

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.

Diabetes Testing Kits for Your Lab |Diabetes ELISA kits

Diabetes Testing | RapidTest.comThere is more than one type of diabetes. They may vary in severity and duration, but every type of diabetes involves abnormally high blood sugar levels. If left unchecked, diabetes mellitus can lead to loss of limb and even loss of life.

If a person shows signs and symptoms of diabetes, it is imperative that they be tested. Fortunately, the diabetes testing process has been streamlined by the introduction of highly sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or ELISA tests. When compared to alternative methods of detection, ELISA diabetes tests rank quite favorably.

Human Insulin ELISA Test Kit requires a small volume of 50μL sample. With a detection range of 0-300 ulU/ml, this test can provide accurate results in around two hours.

Human C-peptide ELISA Test Kit requires a 25ul sample and gives dependable results in approximately 135 minutes. C-Peptide tends to be a steadier indicator than rapidly fluctuating insulin levels.

Human Leptin ELISA Test Kit requires a 10ul sample. Intended for in vitro diagnostic use, this test offers reliable results in about 90 minutes.

ELISA diabetes testing provides accurate and quantitative determination of diabetes indicators in serum .Testing is a crucial part of diabetes care but is not intended to replace an honest doctor-patient relationship. To know more, contact Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. by calling (818) 591-3030.

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. 




Like other specific Dengue ELISA kits, the Dengue IgM ELISA Kits are enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for the qualitative identification of antibodies to dengue in human serum.


Serological testing is a common method of identifying dengue antibodies, and Dengue ELISA Kits have been found to be some of the most useful methods for bringing about exact serological diagnosis of dengue infection.


Because of their sensitivity, capability of handling many samples (96 wells), and potential for automation, Dengue IgM ELISA kits have been taking the place of other procedures that detect IgM antibodies.   Dengue IgM ELISA Kits are quick, easy-to-use, effective in diagnosing patients, and are reliable.  Dengue IgM ELISA kits are highly sensitive assays that detect dengue antibodies.  Sensitivity of Dengue IgM ELISA kits is 86% and Specificity is 100%.  In addition, results of Dengue IgM ELISA Kits can be obtained is less than 30 minutes.



The principle of Dengue IgM ELISA kits involves three incubation steps (10 minutes each). Purified dengue virus antigen from Vero cell cultured type 1-4 dengue is coated on the microwells before adding patient’s sera at the first incubation procedure.  During the second incubation step, the added enzyme conjugate will bind to any antibodies present.  The third incubation involves the addition of TMB chromogen.  ELISA kit readers can be used to obtain results, or the results can be read visually.



  • User-friendly directions and explanation of test procedures
  • Simple and safe reagent preparation
  • Clear instructions on specimen collection
  • Comprehensive package of required materials
  • Explicit quality control and storage guidelines
  • Reliable and easy-to-read test results

See the Dengue IgM Product Page/Insert for more information.  Click here.

Other reliable ELISA Kits in the diagnosis of dengue infection are Dengue IgG ELISA Kits, Dengue IgG/IgM ELISA kits, and Dengue NS1 ELISA kits for detection of NS1 antigens in human serum.  For more information on any of the Dengue ELISA kits or any other ELISA Kits, Parasitology ELISA kits, Rapid Test, IFA Kit, CLIA Test, or Serology Test, please check our website [ here] or contact our Customer Service Department at 818-591-3030.



Dengue IgM ELISA test kit




Customers need the most effective and least expensive ELISA Kits in order to properly serve clients in their own community and around the globe.

Inexpensive ELISA kits are always in demand.  Worldwide, customers request various ELISA kits that specifically suit their geographical area and unique population.  In addition, the requested ELISA Kits need to be simple to use, safe, convenient, and superior in sensitivity and specificity.  ELISA Kits are invaluable tools in treating a vast complex of infections and diseases that ravage a country, city, or small rural area.  Laboratories, doctors’ offices, hospitals, health organizations, forensic labs, and various other health-related institutions, gain by having the best quality ELISA kits at their disposal.   See the partial list of ELISA KITS below.



ANA Screen ELISA kit,  Cardiolipin IgG and IgM ELISA kits, and  dsDNA ELISA kit

Cortisol ELISA kit, Estradiol ELISA kit, Progesterone ELISA kit, Free Testosterone ELISA kit, Testosterone ELISA kit, and 17-Alpha Hydroxy Progesterone ELISA kit

Free T4 and Free T3 ELISA kits, TSH ELISA kit, and T3, and T4 ELISA kits

Rubella IgG , IgM, and IgA ELISA kits
Chlamydia Trachomatis IgG and IgM ELISA kits
Mycoplasma pneumonia IgG and IgM ELISA kits
Varicella-Zoster IgG and IgM ELISA kits
Brucella IgA, IgG, and IgM ELISA kits
Toxoplasma IgG and IgM ELISA kits
Herpes Simplex 1, IgG and IgM ELISA kits
H. Pylori IgG and IgM ELISA kits

HIV ELISA kit, HBcAb ELISA kit, HBsAg ELISA kit, HAV IgG and IgM ELISA kits, HCV Ab ELISA kit, and HTLV ELISA kit

Dengue IgG, IgM, and IgG/IgM ELISA kits, Dengue NS1 Antigen ELISA kit, Toxocara ELISA kit, Giardia ELISA kit,  and Cysticercosis (T. Solium) ELISA kit

Insulin ELISA kit

Vitamin H (Biotin) and Vitamin B12 ELISA kits

Troponin I ELISA kit,  and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) ELISA kit

FSH ELISA kit, LH ELISA kit, and Prolactin (PRL) ELISA kit




If you are shopping around for inexpensive ELISA kits, we ask that you consider Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. as your main supplier for ELISA Tests, or any other diagnostic medical testing product.  Our company is committed to selling medical diagnostic testing equipment, like ELISA Kits, at fair and competitive prices worldwide.  We will match, or beat, the price you’ve been paying for ELISA Kits elsewhere.   Browse our online catalog of ELISA Kits and see for yourself.   Let us know if you are under any budget constraints.  Our team of ELISA Kit sales specialists will be more than happy to work with you to assemble a low-cost package for your ELISA Kits order.  Check with our Customer Service Department (818) 591-3030 regarding any diagnostic medical testing equipment, including inexpensive Drug Tests, Rapid Tests, IFA Tests, CLIA Tests, Serology Tests, or ELISA Kit Instrumentation.



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.

West Nile Virus ELISA Test | FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions


What kinds of West Nile Virus tests are there?

A West Nile ELISA Test is recommended as the best way to confirm presence of the West Nile virus in human serum.  The West Nile ELISA tests are intended for qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to West Nile virus in blood.

What’s the difference between West Nile IgG ELISA test and West Nile IgM ELISA test?

Early in the infection period virtually all infected persons show signs of IgG antibodies in blood.   The West Nile IgM ELISA Test for IgM antibodies in serum is consistent with acute-phase infection with the West Nile virus.   The West Nile IgM ELISA test may be ordered along with IgG ELISA test, and both may be re-ordered 2-4 weeks later for follow-up analysis.

How does a West Nile ELISA test work?

A West Nile Virus ELISA Test consists of one enzymatically amplified two-step sandwich-type immunoassay.  The West Nile ELISA test kit employes a recombinant antigen called WNRA which can be used as a rapid serological marker for West Nile infection.  A test kit contains sufficient reagents for one plate of 96 wells (12 x 8 strips) each.

What are the notable features of these tests?

West Nile ELISA tests are safe, accurate, and convenient to use.  They have high sensitivity (96%) and specificity (98%) and are cost effective.   West Nile ELISA tests contain easy-to-follow instructions, sufficient materials for specimen collection, and user-friendly test preparation procedures.  Reliable results will be obtained by using precise laboratory techniques and accurately following the package insert.

Can anyone use the West Nile Virus ELISA Test?

If an infection is suspected, a physician can request an analysis of blood from a clinical laboratory. The West Nile ELISA tests are intended for qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies, respectively, to each corresponding kit.  They are not intended to screen blood or blood components.  The West Nile ELISA tests are available for export throughout the world.  In the U.S. the tests are approved for research only.

How long does the test take?

Laboratory testing time for the West Nile ELISA test is approximately 3 hours.

How can I learn more about your West Nile Virus ELISA tests?

Please check our product page for either ELISA test:

Click here for West Nile IgG ELISA test (#8400-25)
Click here for West Nile IgM ELISA test (#8401-25)


Our top quality West Nile Virus ELISA kits are available at competitive prices and are shipped quickly to any place around the world.  Customers may also inquire about our other ELISA Tests, or Rapid Tests, Serology Tests, IFA Kits, or medical testing Instrumentation.  Please visit our  Home page, or contact our Customer Service Representatives at 818-591-3030 for more information about these tests, or the convenient and inexpensive West Nile ELISA test kits.

Dengue NS1 Rapid Test | Dengue Rapid Test | Dengue NS1 ELISA Test




Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a global leader in the field of manufacturing and distributing medical testing equipment, is pleased to offer a top quality Dengue NS1 Rapid Test kit at an affordable price.  This inexpensive Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is known for its superior sensitivity and specificity in accurately detecting early Dengue infections.  This Dengue NS1 Rapid Test is a qualitative membrane-based immunoassay for the detection of NS1 antigen in human serum.  Notable features of this Dengue NS1 Rapid Test are  its safe, convenient, and easy-to-use test procedures and accurate, quick results.




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.  In the past, some available tools for dengue virus detection have been time-consuming.  However, this particular Dengue NS1 Rapid Test now being offered, is proven to be timely, sensitive, and specific when dealing with early detection of the Dengue NS1 virus.  The use of tests like the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test as a first-line test for the screening of dengue-infected patients, could help 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 having dengue fever and to quickly establish an anti-viral therapy with use of a Dengue NS1 Rapid Test, might improve the rates of disease control drastically. Thus, the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test presents the ideal method of testing as it is rapid, easily applicable, sensitive, and highly specific.   Available to customers worldwide, the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test Kit is offered in a strip format only.


This One-Step Dengue NS1 RapiDip Insta Test (strip format) is a qualitative, membrane based immunoassay for the detection of non-structural protein 1 (NS1) antigen in human serum.  The Dengue NS1 Rapid Test membrane is pre-coated with a 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, a red line will appear on the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test line.  The entire procedure using Dengue NS1 Rapid Test-strip is approximately 30 minutes.  Each Dengue NS1 Rapid Test Kit contains 25 Dengue NS1 Rapid Test dipsticks, sixty-four (64) individual sample reservoir wells, and one vial of Chase Buffer, Type A.   Multiple Dengue NS1 Rapid Test Kits (strip format) can be shipped in packages of 25 or 50.





Closely related to the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test Kit is another product in the field of Dengue IgG/IgM Antibody virus detection — the Dengue Rapid Test Kit (cassette format.)  Specifically labeled as the One-Step Dengue RapiCard Insta Test, this test is an immunochromatographic assay for the simultaneous detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Dengue virus in human whole blood, serum, or plasma.  This Dengue Rapid Test-cassette is used as a screening test for Dengue viral infection and as an aid for differential diagnosis of primary and secondary infections in conjunction with other criteria.  This Dengue Rapid Test-cassette is a new generation immunochromatographic test using recombinant dengue viral antigens of all four serotypes to detect specific antibody response.  The Dengue Rapid Test Kit – cassette utilizes the principle of immunochromatography where mouse anti-human IgM and human IgG antibodies are immobilized as two individual test lines.  As the Dengue Rapid Test sample flows through the membrane assembly, a colored band appears which confirms a positive test result.  Absence of the colored band in the Dengue Rapid Test window indicates a negative test result.  A notable feature of this Dengue Rapid Test-cassette is that a built-in control line will always appear in the Dengue Rapid Test window when the test has been performed properly, regardless of the presence or absence of anti-Dengue virus antibodies in the specimen on the Dengue Rapid Test.  Each Dengue Rapid Test Kit-cassette contains OneStep Dengue RapiCard Insta Test in a foil pouch, a sample buffer, and the product insert.  These Dengue Rapid Test Kits-cassette can be shipped in bulk or boxed in 25 or 50 tests.




Besides the Dengue NS1 Rapid Test Kit-strip and the Dengue Rapid Test Kit-cassette, other Dengue Test Kits offered by Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. include several Dengue ELISA Test Kits.  One is a Dengue NS1 ELISA Test, which is a highly sensitive, rapid, and reliable assay that uses a two-step sandwich type immunoassay to detect low levels of NS1 in serum.  The other three Dengue ELISA Tests include:  Dengue ELISA Test for IgG antibodies, the Dengue ELISA Test for IgM antibodies, and the Dengue ELISA Test for IgG/IgM antibodies in human serum.  All above-listed Dengue NS1 Rapid Test, Dengue Rapid Test Kit, Dengue NS1 ELISA Test Kit, and Dengue ELISA Test Kits are readily available for shipment worldwide.  Please contact our Customer Service Department for further information on any Dengue NS1 Rapid Test Kit, Dengue Rapid Test, Dengue NS1 ELISA Test Kit, or Dengue ELISA Test Kits.



USA-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. manufactures and distributes top quality, accurate, safe, and convenient medical testing equipment.  Included in this array of medical testing products are various Rapid Tests (HIV Rapid Test, Infectious Disease Rapid Tests, Hepatitis Rapid Tests, Drug Tests,  Cancer Rapid Tests, Pregnancy Rapid Tests, and many more).  Many of the ELISA Test Kits offered include:  Food Allergy ELISA Test Kits, HIV ELISA Tests, Hepatitis ELISA Tests, Parasitology ELISA tests, Blood bank ELISA Tests,  and several other ELISA Test Kits).  Additional products include:  IFA Kits, CIA Test Kits, and Serology Test Kits.  Please contact our Customer Service Department for more information on any of these Rapid Tests, ELISA Test Kits, IFA Tests, CIA Test Kits, or Serology Test Kits.





Rotavirus Rapid Tests are familiar rapid tests to most health clinics worldwide.  Why?  The answer lies in the fact that the rotavirus infection has been “the most common cause” of gastrointestinal problems, such as acute diarrhea, among infants and young children throughout the world.  Statistics have shown that on a global scale, nearly every child has at some point been infected with the rotavirus infection.  The Rotavirus Rapid Tests are intended to aid in the diagnosis of rotavirus infection and to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment of the rotavirus infection.   The name rotavirus comes from the wheel-like appearance of the virus when viewed by electron microscopy.  Children between the ages of 6 and 24 months are at greatest risk for developing severe infections from different strains of the rotavirus and thus prime candidates for testing using the Rotavirus rapid test.   Adults sometimes become infected, but the resulting illness is usually mild. Still, for both children and adults, many top health officials have endorsed the easy-to-use and convenient Rotavirus Rapid Test as a superior aid in treating rotavirus infections.  To prevent high hospital costs and annual economic strains on families worldwide, Rotavirus Rapid Tests are invaluable tools in keeping these costs down.  Early detection of the rotavirus infection, through use of a Rotavirus Rapid Test, has been the most effective instrument in controlling the spread of rotavirus infection.



A leader worldwide in manufacturing and supplying medical testing equipment, Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers a one-step Rotavirus Antigen Rapid Test (in cassette format) that is an in-vitro quantitative immunocromatographic assay for the rapid detection of rotavirus antigens in human stool specimen.  Simple to use and inexpensive, the Rotavirus Rapid Test is an accurate and rapid qualitative method for the detection of rotavirus in stool specimens of symptomatic patients.  The Rotavirus Rapid Test has shown 98% sensitivity and 97% specificity in rapid diagnosis and treatment of infection in patients.  The Rotavirus Rapid Test supplies quick and easy-to-read results, usually within 30 minutes.  Each Rotavirus Rapid Test cassette contains a test strip with rotavirus specific antibody on the Rotavirus rapid test region of the membrane and colored rotavirus antibody-gold conjugate pad.  If the stool specimen sample on the Rotavirus rapid test contains rotavirus antigens, the antigen will bind to the antibody coated on the strip.  The One Step Rotavirus Rapid Test, a sandwich solid phase immunochromatographic assay, will then show a red control line in Rotavirus rapid test window to indicate that the Rotavirus Rapid Test functioned properly.  If the Rotavirus antigen is not present, or lower than detection limit of the Rotavirus Rapid Test, only the control line will be visible.


Labeled as the OneStep Rotavirus Antigen RapiCardTM InstaTest, Diagnostic Automation’s Rotavirus Rapid Test is simple, specific, rapid, and cost effective.  Medical tests conducted on the efficiency of the Rotavirus Rapid Test have shown that the Rotavirus Rapid Test is equally as accurate as the Rotavirus ELISA test available on the market today.  The test results revealed that the Rotavirus Rapid Test was just as sensitive as the direct electron microscopy of the Rotavirus ELISA test.  Studies concluded that the Rotavirus Rapid Test is an accurate and rapid qualitative method for the detection of rotavirus in stools of symptomatic children and adults.  Early and reliable detection, by using such tests as the Rotavirus Rapid Test, is very important to populations around the world in order to avoid further rotavirus infections within their communities.


RELATED PRODUCTS TO THE ROTAVIRUS RAPID TEST – Adenovirus/Rotavirus Rapid TestRotavirus ELISA Test

Worldwide, Rotavirus infection encompasses the single most important cause of acute abdominal problems, especially in infants and children.  However, other agents, such as adenovirus, are also associated with gastrointestinal problems. In relation to the Rotavirus Rapid Test, Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. features a combination Adenovirus/Rotavirus Rapid Test which is an in-vitro qualitative immunocromatographic assay for the rapid detection of adenovirus and rotavirus antigens in human stool specimens.  The Adenovirus/Rotavirus Rapid Test results are intended to aid in the diagnosis of rotavirus infection and to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment.  This Adenovirus/Rotavirus Rapid Test is for in-vitro use only.  Both the Rotavirus Rapid Test and the Adenovirus/Rotavirus Rapid Test are available in cassette format only.


An alternative method to these Rotavirus Rapid Tests is the Rotavirus ELISA test which is an in vitro procedure for the qualitative determination of rotavirus antigen in feces.  Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers a Rotavirus ELISA test that is a double antibody (sandwich) ELISA suitable for health organizations and clinics in the field in identifying a large number of samples obtained from rotavirus-infected patients. The advantage of using this Rotavirus ELISA test is the ability to test multiple samples over a period of time for those patients that are suspected of being positive for rotavirus.  Specificity and sensitivity of the Rotavirus ELISA test are just as reliable as the Rotavirus Rapid Test, with calculated specificity at 97% and sensitivity at 100%.


Customers have also inquired about Diagnostic Automation’s other products:  Simple, convenient, and inexpensive Rapid Tests, Drug Tests,ELISA Test Kits, CIA Test Kits, IFA Tests, and Serology Tests.  For more information about any of these tests, or the Rotavirus Rapid Test, Adenovirus/Rapid Test, or the Rotavirus ELISA Test Kits, please contact our Customer Service Department.