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Myth Busters: Hepatitis C

As we disgusted in the previous post, hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver over time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2.7 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C. A chronic infection, it can lead to serious scarring of the liver called cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer and liver failure.

Myth busters: Hepatitis C
Myth: There is no cure for hepatitis C.
Fact: Not only can patients with hepatitis C be treated, they can also be cured. “Cured” means that the hepatitis C virus is not detectable in your blood months after treatment has ended. Relapse or reinfection is still possible and a person can still have liver disease even after being cured.

Myth: You can get hepatitis C from sharing eating utensils.
Fact: Hepatitis C is passed from person to person when an uninfected person’s blood comes in contact with infected blood. Hepatitis C isn’t spread by sharing eating utensils, food or drinks, or from shaking or holding hands with someone who’s infected.

Myth: There is no way to reduce the risk of getting hepatitis C .
Fact: There are ways to lessen your risk of getting the hepatitis C virus. Some of these include:
Avoid sharing needles and injecting or snorting drugs.
Don’t share razors, toothbrushes, nail clippers, or other personal care items that may have come into contact with infected blood.
Don’t use tattoo or piercing equipment that’s been used on someone else.

If you’re an international organization or doctor’s office looking for dependable and reliable HCV rapid test, Rapid Test has the binding assays needed for proper detection. For export outside of the United States, contact us today with questions.

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Hepatitis refers to a group of viral infections that have the potential to cause major health issues for sufferers. Hepatitis A, B and C all affect the liver, but the severity of each condition varies according to the type of virus. Most people who have hepatitis A get better within a short period of time and require no treatment. However, people who suffer from hepatitis B can suffer from a chronic infection that has the potential to lead to liver cancer. Hepatitis C can lead to complications including cirrhosis and liver failure, so it is important for people who suffer from hepatitis to be diagnosed and treated.

Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers a full range of Hepatitis Rapid Tests that help doctors quickly diagnosis their patients to ensure prompt treatment to be provided as soon as possible. Waiting for a diagnosis is a stressful process for patients, and medical providers who care about the overall well-being of their patients are dedicated to providing a quick response to offer peace of mind. These tests can detect the presence of antigens or antibodies related to hepatitis. Tests are available to evaluate the level of antigens or antibodies present in serum, plasma or whole blood to provide an accurate diagnosis. These tests can even be used on donated blood to ensure that the virus is not spread to others.

EASY-TO-USE HCV RAPID TESTS| HCV ELISA TESTS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HCV RAPID TESTS

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.

HCV RAPID TESTS (CASSETTE)

ONE STEP HCV RAPI CARD INSTA TEST – CASSETTE (#118773-1-12)

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.

HEPATITIS C TEST KITS (HCV ELISA TESTS)

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.

RELATED RAPID TEST AND ELISA TEST PRODUCTS

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.

HIV RAPID TEST | HIV 1,2 RAPID TEST | 818-591-3030

HIV Rapid Test Kit

RAPID RESULTS – HIV RAPID TEST 


Los Angeles-based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of drug testing products worldwide, is pleased to offer a top of the line HIV Rapid Test.  This HIV Rapid Test, a OneStep HIV 1+2 Rapid Test (cassette format) is a direct binding screening test for the presence of antibodies of HIV 1 and 2 viruses.  The HIV Rapid Test is based on the principle of double sandwich immunoassay for the determination of anti-HIV-1 and anti-HIV-2 in serum/plasma.  Recombinant HIV antigens are employed to specifically identity anti-HIV antibodies on the HIV Rapid Test.  This HIV Rapid Test is for in vitro diagnostic use only.  The HIV Rapid Test comes in cassette (RapiCard) format.*

 

ADVANTAGES OF HIV RAPID TEST

 

Experts agree that using tests like the HIV Rapid Test is an essential part of stopping the spread of HIV.  The HIV Rapid Test provides the quick results that most patients desire. The standard screening test for HIV is an HIV ELISA test.   This HIV ELISA test requires a small sample of blood from the patient, but typically requires two visits.  Studies have shown that those being screened for HIV testing where the blood is sent to an outside laboratory, do not return for follow-up visits.  This gap in HIV Rapid test and treatment time is dangerous when dealing with rapid transmission of such an infectious disease to others.  Unlike the HIV ELISA test, an HIV Rapid Test provides results during a single counseling session.  Thus, the HIV Rapid Test allows the patient to get pre & post-test counseling, HIV Rapid Test results, and any medical referrals they may need – all in one visit and in a very short amount of time.  Early diagnosis of the HIV virus by using the quick and simple HIV Rapid Test can help identify patients who may be candidates for anti-retroviral treatment, which has been shown to delay the progression of the infection to full blown AIDS.  This type of Rapid HIV Testing benefits not only the individual, but the health of the community, by reducing the risk of spreading an infectious disease.  The HIV Rapid Test can be useful to quickly confirm HIV status in the community which then enables health professionals to effectively identify and establish appropriate HIV prevention services.

 

FEATURES OF HIV RAPID TEST

 

Users of the HIV Rapid Test know that HIV is a serious virus infection.  When a person has an HIV infection, it means the T-cells in the body are being attacked.  Known officially as “human immunodeficiency virus,” the HIV symptoms are not always known, depending on the phase of infection.  However, the majority of infected HIV patients develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body.  An HIV Rapid Test is important at any stage since the HIV virus, once in the bloodstream, continues to multiply and destroy cells.  If no testing occurs, as that in an HIV Rapid Test, then the virus can develop into AIDS.  If an infection is suspected, an individual should seek medical advice as soon as possible.  Using the HIV Rapid Test allows an infected individual to receive immediate treatment helping to prevent further spread of the HIV virus to others.

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s HIV Rapid Test can be run on serum and plasma samplesThe HIV Rapid Test works best on fresh samples.  For serum testing on the HIV Rapid Test, collect blood into a container without anticoagulant.  Allow the blood to clot and separate the serum from the clot.  Use the serum for the HIV Rapid Test.  For plasma sample testing using the HIV Rapid Test, separate the plasma from the blood using centrifugation.  If the specimen cannot be tested using the HIV Rapid Test on the day of collection, store the specimen in a refrigerator (at 2 to 4 degrees celsius) for up to 3 days.  Make sure to stir and bring the specimen to room temperature before using the HIV Rapid Test.  Do not freeze and thaw the specimen repeatedly before using the HIV Rapid Test.  Results from the HIV Rapid Test can be obtained within 20-30 minutes of using the HIV Rapid Test.  If the HIV Rapid Test result is negative, only one colored band appears on the control C region of the HIV Rapid Test.  If the HIV Rapid Test is positive, a pink color will appear not only on the C band of the HIV Rapid Test, but also a distinct pink colored band will appear in the test (T) region of the HIV Rapid Test.

 

RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers HIV testing in the following formats: an HIV Rapid Test (cassette) and (two) HIV ELISA Tests.  One HIV ELISA Test is the HIV 1, 2 ELISA Test, CE Certified** for the qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV type 1 (group M-O) or 2; the other HIV ELISA Test is the HIV 1,2 Ab/Ag ELISA Test*** for qualitative determination of antigens or antibodies to HIV 1 or 2.  For more information about HIV Rapid Tests, or HIV ELISA Tests, please contact our Customer Service Department.  Customers who use these HIV Rapid Tests and HIV ELISA Tests, also ask about our HCV ELISA TestsHCV Rapid Tests,  Autoimmune Disease ELISA Test kits,  Blood Bank ELISA Test kits, Cancer ELISA tests, Infectious Disease ELISA tests, Hepatitis ELISA tests, Cancer Rapid Tests,  Hepatitis Rapid Tests,  Infectious Disease Rapid Tests, and various drug test kits.  Check our online catalog for Rapid Tests and ELISA Tests, including IFA Test kits, CLIA Test Kits, and Serology Tests.  Our Customer Service contact is 818-591-3030.

 

*   Not to be sold, shipped, or distributed in the United States.

**  this HIV 1, 2 ELISA Kit is certified for use in Europe and any other country in the world, except the United States.

*** this HIV 1,2 ELISA Kit is available anywhere in the world except Europe and the United States.

HCV ELISA kit – HCV ab ELISA Kit – HCV igM ELISA Kit

USING HEPATITIS ELISA TEST KITS

(HCV ELISA KITS) to detect HEPATITIS C VIRUS

 

Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a leading provider of Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits, offers top quality HCV ELISA kits at competitive prices and in a timely manner.  Our company is committed to offering the best quality HCV Elisa kits worldwide.  These convenient and easy-to-use HCV Elisa Kits (Hepatitis C ELISA Test Kits) can immediately detect any Hepatitis C infection.

 

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an envelope, single stranded positive sense RNA (9.5 kb) virus belonging to the family of Flaviviridae. Six major genotypes and series of subtypes of HCV have been identified. Isolated in 1989, HCV is now recognized as the major cause for transfusion associated non-A, non-B hepatitis. The disease is characterized with acute and chronic form although more than 50% of the infected individuals develop severe, life threatening chronic hepatitis with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinomas. Since the introduction in 1990 of anti-HCV screening of blood donations, the incidence of this hepatitis C infection in transfusion recipients has been significantly reduced.

 

There are two kinds of HCV ELISA kits available through Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.  One easy-to-use HCV ELISA Kit, also known as HCV ab ELISA Kit, is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for qualitative detection of IgG antibodies to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma. It is intended for screening blood donors and diagnosing patients related to infection with hepatitis C virus.  The other convenient HCV ELISA Kit is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for qualitative detection of IgM-class antibodies to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma. It is intended for clinical diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients related to infection with hepatitis C virus.

 

RESULTS OF HCV ELISA TESTS

 

 

HCV ELISA kit (HCV ab ELISA Kit)

This anti-HCV employs solid phase, indirect ELISA method for detection of antibodies to HCV in two-step incubation procedure. Polystyrene microwell strips are pre-coated with recombinant, highly immunoreactive antigens corresponding to the core and the non-structural regions of HCV (third generation HCV ELISA). During the first incubation step, anti-HCV specific antibodies, if present, will be bound to the solid phase pre-coated HCV antigens. The wells are washed to remove unbound serum proteins, and rabbit anti-human IgG antibodies (anti-IgG) conjugated to the enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP-Conjugate) is added. During the second incubation step, these HRP-conjugated antibodies will be bound to any antigen-antibody(IgG) complexes previously formed and the unbound HRP-conjugate is then removed by washing. Chromogen solutions containing Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) and urea peroxide are added to the wells and in presence of the antigen-antibody-anti-IgG (HRP) immunocomplex, the colorless chromogens are hydrolyzed by the bound HRP conjugate to a blue-colored product. The blue color turns yellow after stopping the reaction with sulfuric acid. The amount of color intensity can be measured and it is proportional to the amount of antibody captured in the wells, and to the amount of antibody in the sample respectively. Wells containing samples negative for anti-HCV remain colorless.

 

HCV ELISA Kit (HCV IgM ELISA Kit)

This kit employs indirect ELISA assay for detection of IgM antibodies to HCV in two-step incubation procedure. Polystyrene microwell strips are pre-coated with recombinant, highly immunoreactive antigens corresponding to the core and non-structural regions of HCV. During the first incubation step, HCV-IgM specific antibodies, if present, will be bound to the solid phase pre-coated HCV antigens. The wells are washed to remove unbound materials, and then, rabbit anti-human IgM antibodies (anti-IgM) conjugated to horseradish peroxidase (HRP-Conjugate) are added. During the second incubation step, these labeled antibodies will be bound to any antigen-IgM complexes previously formed and the unbound HRP-Conjugat is removed by washing.  Chromogen solutions  containing tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) and urea peroxide are added to the wells and in presence of the antigen- antibody-anti-IgM (HRP) immunocomplex; the colorless chromogens are hydrolyzed by the bound HRP conjugate to a blue-colored product. The blue color turns yellow after stopping the reaction with sulfuric acid. The amount of color intensity can be measured and is proportional to the amount of antibody captured in the wells, and to the sample respectively. Wells containing samples negative for HCV-IgM remain colorless.

 

EFFECTIVE HEPATITIS TEST KITS

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. also offers the best quality HCV Rapid Tests to detect the Hepatitis C virus.  This One Step Strip Style Anti-HCV Test (Hepatitis C Rapid Test) is a rapid direct binding test for the visual detection of hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV).  This Hepatitis C Rapid Test is used as an aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection.   The One Step Hepatitis C Rapid Test is based on the principle of double antigen sandwich immunoassay for determination of anti-HCV in serum.  Purified recombinant antigens are employed to identify anti-HCV specifically.  This One Step Hepatitis C test is very sensitive and only takes 10-20 minutes for the result to be read.  Test results are read visually without any instrument.

Customers who use the HCV ELISA KITS and HCV Rapid Tests also inquire about our Hepatitis B ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis B Rapid Tests that test for the Hepatitis B virus in human serum or plasma.  These widely-used Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis Rapid Tests are the most convenient and inexpensive Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits and Hepatitis Rapid Tests on the market today.  For more information about the various Hepatitis ELISA Test Kits or Hepatitis Rapid Test Kits, please contact our Customer Service department.

 

Also available at Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. are HAV ELISA Test Kits, HBV ELISA Test Kits, HDV ELISA Test Kits, HEV ELISA Test Kits, HGV ELISA Test Kits, and HTLV ELISA Test Kits.

 

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Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is a USA based company manufacturing and distributing ELISA Test Kits (Autoimmune diseases ELISA Kit, Cardiac Markers, Allergy ELISA kits, HIV ELISA kits, etc.) and Rapid Tests (HIV Rapid Test, Drug Tests or Drugs of Abuse Rapid Tests, Cardiac Rapid Tests, Allergy Rapid Tests, Cancer Rapid Tests, Pregnancy Rapid Tests, Urine Reagent Strips, etc.) and IFA Kits (Autoimmune diseases IFA Kits, Autoimmune Disease Kits, Bacterial Disease IFA Kits, etc.) and Chemilluminescence immuno assays (Infectious Disease kits, Fertility Assays/CLIA kits, Diabetes Assays/CLIA kits, Cardio-Vascular/CLIA kits, Tumor Marker Assays kits, etc.) and ELISA readers – ELISA washers and Serology test kits.

 

Please contact our Customer Service Department for information about any of these ELISA Test Kits, CLIA Kits, IFA Kits, or any other drug testing products of interest.