Malaria Rapid Test
IMMUNOQUICK MALARIA is a rapid self-performing, qualitative, two site sandwich immunoassay utilizing whole blood for the detection of P.falciparum specific histidine rich protein-2 (Pf HRP-2) and pan malaria specific pLDH in human blood. The test can be used in patients with symptoms of malarial infection for the specific detection of P. falciparum and differentiation of others malarial species and for the follow up of antimalarial therapy.
IMMUNOQUICK MALARIA utilizes the principle of immunochromatography. As the test sample flows through the membrane assembly of the dipstick after dipping in clearing buffer, the colored colloidal gold conjugates of anti-HRP-2 antibody and anti pan specific pLDH antibody complexes the HRP-2 / corresponding pLDH in the lysed sample. This complex moves further on the membrane to the test region where it is immobilised by the monoclonal anti Pf. HRP-2 antibody and / or monoclonal pan specific pLDH antibody coated on the membrane leading to formation of a pink / purple colored band in the respective regions which confirms a positive test result.
Absence of a colored band in the test region indicates a negative test result for the corresponding antigen. The unreacted conjugate and unbound complex if any, move further on the membrane and are subsequently immobilised by anti-mouse antibodies coated on the membrane at the control region, forming a pink / purple band. This control band serves to validate the test performance.
30 cassettes individually packed,
disposable pipette buffer sufficient for 30 tests
disposable sample applicator (5 µL)
1 package insert