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AbChek Filariasis IgG+ IgM Antibody Rapid Test

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Introduction

The lymphatic Filariasis known as Elephantiasis, mainly caused by W. bancrofti and B. malayi, affects about 120 million people in over 80 countries. The disease is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected mosquitoes within which the microfilariae sucked from an infected human subject develops into third-stage larvae. Generally, repeated and prolonged exposure to infected larvae is required for the establishment of human infection.                                                                            

About the product

AbChek Filariasis IgG/IgM Combo Rapid Test is a lateral flow immunoassay for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of IgG and IgM anti-lymphatic filarial parasites (W.bancrofti and B. malayi) in human serum, plasma, or whole blood. It is intended to be used as a screening test and provides a preliminary test result to aid in the diagnosis of infection with lymphatic filarial parasites.

Specifications

  1. Specimen: Whole blood/ Serum/ Plasma
  2. Shelf life and storage temperature: 24 months at 4-30 °C
  3. Performance Characteristics:                                                        IgM: Sensitivity: 96.9%, Specificity: 99.8%, Accuracy: 98.6%
    IgG: Sensitivity: 92.5%, Specificity: 98.4%, Accuracy: 97.6%
  1. Results interpretation time: 15- 20 mins.
  2. The use of conserved recombinant antigens allows ‘pan-filaria’ tests to be applicable and eliminates cross-reaction with individuals having other parasitic diseases.
  3. No cross-reactivity was observed, when tested with Hepatitis A, B, C, E, HIV, and Syphilis indicating that the test has a high degree of specificity for antibodies to Filariasis

Each kit contains:

Individually sealed foil pouches containing:

  • One cassette device
  • One desiccant
  • Plastic droppers
  • Assay buffer
  • One package insert (instruction for use