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

HIV Rapid Test Kit


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.*




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.




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.




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.