HCV Test Cassette (Serum/Plasma)
The Rapid Anti-HCV Test is a Colloidal Gold enhanced, rapid Immunochromatoraphic Assay for the qualitative detection of antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Human Serum or Plasma. This test is a screening test and all positives must be confirmed using an alternate test such as Western Blot. The test is intended for Healthcare Professional use only. Both the testing and the results of the testing are intended to be used by medical and legal professionals only, unless otherwise authorized by regulation in the country of use. Not intended for sale in the USA or its protectorates. The test should not be used without appropriate supervision.
- High performance
- User-friendly and convenient
- First results within 15 minutes
PRINCIPLE OF THE PROCEDURE
The assay starts with a sample applied to the sample well and the addition of the provided sample diluents immediately. HCV antigen-Colloidal Gold conjugate embedded in the sample pad reacts with the HCV antibody present in serum or plasma, forming conjugate/HCV antibody complex. As the mixture is allowed to migrate along the test strip, the conjugate/HCV antibody complex is captured by an antibody-binding protein A immobilized on a membrane forming a colored band in the test region. A negative sample does not produce a test line due to the absence of Colloidal Gold conjugate/HCV antibody complex. The antigens used in the test are recombinant proteins corresponding to highly mmunoreactive regions of HCV. A colored control band in the control region appears at the end of the test procedure regardless of the test result. This control band is the result of CoIloidal Gold conjugate binding to an anti-HCV antibody immobilized on the membrane. The control line indicates that the Colloidal Gold conjugate is functional. The absence of the control band indicates that the test is invalid.