Rapid tests

A rapid diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease in a small amount of time.

At AMS we provide rapid diagnostic tests that give results in five minutes (0h: 0 5m’:00 s)

The rapid diagnostic tests provided by Africa Medical Supplier are used to detect or diagnosis many different diseases such as: HIV, TB, MALARIA, HAV, HBV, HCV,  SYPHILIS…

 

HIV

SD Bioline HIV Rapid Test is an mmunochromatographic rapid test for the qualitative detection of allantibodies of all isotypes (IgG, IgM, IgA) specific to HIV –1 including subtype O and HIV-2 simultaneously, in human serum, plasma or whole bloods.

SD BIOLINE HIV-1/2 3.0 test is a immunochromatographic test for the differential and qualitative detection of all isotypes (IgG, IgM, IgA) antibodies specific to HIV-1 including subtype O and HIV-2 simultaneously, in human serum, plasma or whole blood.

 

MALARIA

SD BIOLINE Malaria rapid test  (P.f/p.v) is a qualitative immunochromatographic rapid test for detection of antibodies of all isotypes (IgG, IgM, IgA) specific to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax simultaneously in human serum, plasma or whole blood.

 

 

HBV

Hepatitis B is a widespread and serious liver disease. Hundreds of millions of people, most of them in regions with poor medical care, are chronically infected with the virus and face an elevated risk of acquiring liver cancer.

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is made up of an inner core surrounded by an outer capsule. The outer capsule contains the HBsAg (surface antigen). HBeAg is also found within the core. The detection of anti-HBs has become important in the follow up of patients with the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is also important when monitoring the recipients of vaccination with recombinant and natural anti-HBs.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a curable sexually transmitted disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete. The route of transmission of syphilis is almost always by sexual contact. However, there are examples of congenital syphilis via transmission from mother to child in utero.

SD BIOLINE Syphilis test is a solid phase immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of antibodies of all isotypes (IgG, IgM, IgA) against Treponema pallidum(TP).

 

TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of your body, but they usually attack the lungs. Morbidity of tuberculosis has been decreasing but recently HIV-associated tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis are on the rise. It’s not easy to detect TB disease at the beginning of infection since there are few symptoms. Tuberculin skin test or chest X-ray can be used to screen TB. However, these methods require complex procedures or may not confirm that a person has TB disease.

Serologic test can overcome these disadvantages with its simple and rapid method.

On July 31st, 2012, posted in: newsletter by