HCV Rapid Test Strip

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A rapid test for the qualitative detection of antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus in whole blood, serum or plasma.


MOQ:1000 pcs


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SUMMARY

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a small, enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus. HCV is now known to be the major cause of parenterally transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis. Antibody to HCV is found in over 80% of patients with welldocumented non-A, non-B hepatitis. Conventional methods fail to isolate the virus in cell culture or visualize it by electron microscope. Cloning the viral genome has made it possible to develop serologic assays that use recombinant antigens.Compared to the first generation HCV EIAs using single recombinant antigen, multiple antigens using recombinant protein and/or synthetic peptides have been added in new serologic tests to avoid nonspecific crossreactivity and to increase the sensitivity of the HCV antibody tests.The HCV Rapid Test Strip (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a rapid test to qualitatively detect the presence of antibody to HCV in a whole blood, serum or plasma specimen. The test utilizes colloid gold conjugate and recombinant HCV proteins to selectively detect antibody to HCV in whole blood, serum or plasma. The recombinant HCV proteins used in the test kit are encoded by the genes for both structural (nucleocapsid) and non-structural proteins.

PRINCIPLE

The HCV Rapid Test Strip (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a qualitative, membrane based immunoassay for the detection of antibody to HCV in whole blood, serum or plasma. The membrane is pre-coated with recombinant HCV antigen on the test line region of the Strip. During testing, the whole blood, serum or plasma specimen reacts with recombinant HCV antigen conjugated colloid gold. The mixture migrates upward on the membrane chromatographically by capillary action to react with recombinant HCV antigen on the membrane and generate a colored line. Presence of this colored line indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear at the control line region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.

STORAGE AND STABILITY

The kit can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated (2-30°C). The test cassette is stable through the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch. The test cassette must remain in the sealed pouch until use. DO NOT FREEZE. Do not use beyond the expiration date.

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