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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.

Risk

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.

Diagnosis

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.

Transmission

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.

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TOP QUALITY ELISA KITS – COMPETITIVE PRICES

 

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.

 

PARTIAL LIST OF MOST POPULARLY-REQUESTED ELISA KITS

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE  ELISA Kits:
ANA Screen ELISA kit,  Cardiolipin IgG and IgM ELISA kits, and  dsDNA ELISA kit

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

THYROID ELISA Kits:
Free T4 and Free T3 ELISA kits, TSH ELISA kit, and T3, and T4 ELISA kits

INFECTIOUS DISEASE 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

HEPATITIS 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

PARASITOLOGY ELISA Kits:
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

DIABETES ELISA Kits:
Insulin ELISA kit

FOOD ELISA Kits:
Vitamin H (Biotin) and Vitamin B12 ELISA kits

CARDIAC MARKERS ELISA Kits:
Troponin I ELISA kit,  and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) ELISA kit

FERTILITY ELISA Kits:
FSH ELISA kit, LH ELISA kit, and Prolactin (PRL) ELISA kit

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H.Pylori Antigen Rapid test – H pylori Rapid test – CE,GMP

H.PYLORI ANTIGEN RAPID TEST

 

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers a OneStep H.pylori Antigen Rapid test. This H.pylori Antigen Rapid Test is an in vitro qualitative immunochromatographic assay for the rapid detection of Helicobacter pylori antigens in human stool specimen. The H. pylori Antigen Rapid Test results are intended to aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection, to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment, and to confirm the eradication of H. pylori in peptic ulcer patients.

h. pylori antigen rapid test

h. pylori antigen rapid test

 

Helicobacter pylori is a corkscrew-shaped, gram-negative rod that lives in the mucous layer of the stomach. H. pylori infection is now accepted as the most common cause of gastritis, and is etiologically involved in gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, gastric adenocarcinoma and primary gastric B-cell lymphoma. The organism is very common, infecting at least half of the world’s population. H. pylori infection is typically acquired in childhood. Once acquired, infection persists chronically, probably continuing in the stomach throughout life. The damage to gastric structure and function of stomach is constant and direct. Approximately one in six of H. pylori infection develops peptic ulcer disease and a small portion of H. pylori infection leads to gastric cancer.

 

H. PYLORI ANTIGEN TESTS

 

The H. pylori Antigen Tests for H. pylori infection can be classified into two categories: Invasive and Noninvasive tests.  Direct detection by invasive H. pylori Antigen test procedures requires an endoscopy and biopsy specimens from antrum and stomach body. The presence of H. pylori infection is then confirmed by direct culture, histological examination or rapid urease test. The endoscopy and biopsy specimens offer direct detection of active H. pylori infections. Although the procedure is highly specific and has a high positive predictive value, the cost and discomfort to the patients are very high. The other category of H. pylori Antigen test is the noninvasive H. pylori Antigen test as a serological-based test. The serology test detects H. pylori specific IgG antibody in patient serum with current or prior infection. The serology test is a simple, convenient test with relative high sensitivity. The main limitation of the serology test is the inability to distinguish current and past infections. Antibody may be present in the patient’s serum long after eradication of the organism. The urease breath test (UBT) with C or C labeled urea, is a noninvasive test based on the urease activity of the organism. UBT detects active H. pylori infection and is highly sensitive and specific. The UBT requires a high density and active bacteria and should not be performed until 4 weeks after therapy to allow residual bacterial to increase to a sufficient number for detection.

 H. PYLORI RAPID TEST RESULTS FOR ANTIGENS

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s OneStep H. pylori Antigen RapiCard™ InstaTest is an mmunochromatographic assay that uses antibody- coated colloidal gold to detect the presence of H. pylori antigens in stool specimens. The H. pylori Rapid Test detects direct antigens in specimens for an active infection. The H. pylori Rapid Test is simple and easy to perform and the H. Pylori Rapid Test results can be visually interpreted within 15 minutes.  This OneStep H. pylori Antigen RapiCard™ InstaTest is a sandwich solid phase immunochromatographic assay. To perform the H. pylori Rapid Test, an aliquot of diluted stool sample is added to the sample well of the test cassette. The sample flows through a label pad containing H. pylori antibody coupled to red-colored colloidal gold. If the sample on the H. Pylori Rapid Test contains H. pylori antigens, the antigen will bind to the antibody coated on the colloidal gold particles to form antigen-antibody-gold complexes. These complexes move on the nitrocellulose membrane by capillary action toward the test line region on which H. pylori specific antibodies are immobilized. As the complexes reach the H. pylori Rapid Test line, they will bind to the antibody on the membrane in the form of a line. A second red control line will always appear in the result window to indicate that the H. pylori Rapid Test has been correctly performed and the H. pylori Rapid Test device functions properly. If H. pylori antigen is not present or lower than the detection limit of the H. pylori Rapid test, only the control line will be visible. If the control line does not develop, the H. pylori Rapid test is invalid.

 

Customers who use the H. pylori Antigen Rapid Tests also inquire about our H. pylori Antigen ELISA Kits, H. pylori Antibody Rapid Tests,  and H. pylori Antibody ELISA Kits.  These widely-used H.pylori Antigen Rapid Tests, H. pylori Antigen ELISA Kits, H. pylori Antibody Rapid Tests, and the H.pylori Antibody ELISA Kits are some of the most convenient and inexpensive H. pylori Rapid Tests and ELISA Kits on the market today.  Specific H. pylori Antibody ELISA Kits fall into three categories:  H. pylori Antibody lgG ELISA Kit, H. pylori Antibody lgA ELISA Kit, and H. pylori lgM ELISA Kit.  For more information about the various H. pylori Antigen Rapid Tests, H.pylori Antigen ELISA Kits, H. pylori Antibody Rapid Tests, or the H. pylori Antibody ELISA Kits, please contact our Customer Service department. 

 

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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.

 

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