SD Bioline Tetanus (25T)

Tetanus is an acute, often fatal, disease caused by a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani. The toxin causes a high rate of disease outbreak and lethality by invading the nerve system. In case of infectious exposure from external injuries, an immunization with tetanus toxoid or its immunoglobulin is recommended to prevent tetanus from attacking. Also a sufficient titer level of tetanus antibody in blood is required to confirm even though a person has a tetanus immunization history in the infant and childhood, because the immunization may not be performed correctly or the antibody titer level declined by aging.


SD BIOLINE Tetanus test is one step, rapid immunochromatographic assay for qualitative detection of tetanus antibody in serum, plasma and whole blood.
■ Specimen : Serum, Plasma and Whole blood
■ Detection limit : 100 mIU/ml (serum, plasma), 200 mIU/ml (whole blood)
■ Point of care test at emergency room
■ Detection of tetanus antibody (IgG/IgM) before anti-tetanus toxoid immunoglobulin treatment
■ Useful to determine tetanus antibody immune status :
Correctly protected – over 100mIU/ml (S/P), 200mIU (WB)
■ Slighty or not protected – below 100mIU/ml (S/P), 200mIU (WB)
■ No interfering reactivity with hemoglobin, bilirubin or triglyceride
■ Sensitivity 96.5%, specificity 87.0% (vs. ELISA)

On February 17th, 2012, posted in: Rapid Test by