Tissue-Bank immune,Recombinant,Western Blot Evaluation of the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen test

Evaluation of the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen test


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Analysis of the Abbott BinaxNOW fast antigen check for SARS-CoV-2 an infection in kids: Implications for screening in a faculty setting 

Background: Speedy antigen assessments maintain a lot promise to be used within the faculty setting. Nonetheless, the efficiency of those assessments in non-clinical settings and amongst one of many predominant goal populations in schools-asymptomatic children-is unclear. To handle this hole, we examined the optimistic and unfavourable concordance between the BinaxNOW™ fast SARS-CoV-2 antigen assay and an RT-PCR check amongst kids at a community-based Covid-19 testing web site.

Strategies: We performed fast antigen (BinaxNOW™) and oral fluid RT-PCR (Healing Labs) assessments on kids presenting at a walk-up testing web site in Los Angeles County from November 25, 2020 to December 9, 2020. Constructive concordance was decided because the fraction of RT-PCR optimistic individuals that had been additionally antigen optimistic. Unfavorable concordance was decided because the fraction of RT-PCR unfavourable individuals that had been additionally antigen unfavourable. Multivariate logistic regression fashions had been used to look at the affiliation between optimistic or unfavourable concordance and participant age, race-ethnicity, intercourse at start, signs and Ct values.

Outcomes: 226 kids examined optimistic on RT-PCR; 127 kids or 56.2% (95% CI: 49.5% to 62.8%) of those additionally examined optimistic on the fast antigen check. Constructive concordance was larger amongst symptomatic kids (64.4%; 95% CI: 53.4% to 74.4%) in comparison with asymptomatic kids (51.1%; 95% CI: 42.5% to 59.7%). Constructive concordance was negatively related to Ct values and was 93.8% (95% CI: 69.8% to 99.8%) for kids with Ct values lower than or equal to 25. 548 kids examined unfavourable on RT-PCR; 539 or 98.4% (95% CI: 96.9% to 99.2%) of those additionally examined unfavourable on the fast antigen check. Unfavorable concordance was larger amongst asymptomatic kids.

Conclusions: Speedy antigen testing can efficiently establish most COVID infections in kids with viral load ranges prone to be infectious. Serial fast testing might assist compensate for restricted sensitivity in early an infection

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SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test Nasal

9901-NCOV-03G 25 Tests/Kit
EUR 94
Description: The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is a lateral fl ow rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid antigen to SARS-CoV-2 present in human nasal samples. This test is intended for use as an aid in detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection in individuals suspected of COVID-19 with clinical symptoms onset within 5 days. Results are for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antigen. Antigen is generally detectable in human nasal swab samples during the acute phase of infection. Positive results indicate the presence of viral antigens, but clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine infection status. Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co- infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease. Negative results should be treated as presumptive, and do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions. Negative results should be considered in the context of a patient’s recent exposures, history and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and confirmed with a molecular assay, if necessary, for patient management. The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is intended for use in laboratory or POC settings by healthcare professionals, or self-collection under the supervision of a healthcare worke

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Accu-Tell COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test

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Brucella Antibody Rapid Test Kit

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Furaltadone Metabolite Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Furazolidone Metabolite Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Aminohydantoin Hydrochloride Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Nitrofurazone Metabolite Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Malachite Green Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Phenylethanolamine A Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Aflatoxin B1 Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Aflatoxin B1 Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Human Echovirus (ECHO) IgM Rapid Test Kit

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Human Toxoplasma (TOX) IgG Rapid Test Kit

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COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Kit

UNCOV-20 20T/kit
EUR 155
Description: COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test (Serum/Plasma/Whole Blood) is a qualitative membrane-based immunoassay for the detection of COVID-19 antibodies in serum, plasma, or whole blood. This test consists of two test lines, an IgG line and an IgM line, which is pre-coated with two mouse anti-human monoclonal antibodies separately. During testing, the sample reacts with COVID-19 antigen-coated on conjugated pad. As the complex continues to travel up the strip, the anti-COVID-19 IgM antibodies are bound on the IgM line, and the anti-COVID-19 IgG antibodies are bound on the IgG line. The control(C)line appears when sample has flowed through the strip. The presence of anti-COVID-19 IgM and/or IgG will be indicated by a visible test line in the IgM and IgG region. To serve as a procedural control, the control line should always appear if the test procedure is performed properly and the reagents are working as intended.

H. pylori Protein

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EUR 1664

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EUR 787

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) (flagellin) Antibody

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EUR 662

TruStrip RDT Testosterone Rapid Test cards, 10/pk

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Influenza Rapid Test Control Pack (3 X 1.5mL)

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Adenovirus Rapid Test Control Pack (2 X 1.5mL)

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EUR 97.84
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Rotavirus Rapid Test Control Pack (2 X 1.5mL)

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Anigen Rapid FIV Ab/FeLV Ag Test Kit

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EUR 152.2
Description: Please check the datasheet of Anigen Rapid FIV Ab/FeLV Ag Test Kit before using the test.

Human Hepatitis A Virus IgG Rapid Test Kit

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EUR 425

Pseudorabies Virus Antibodies Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Canine Parvovirus Antibodies Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Rabies Virus Antibodies Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Clenbuterol-Ractopamine-Salbutamol Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal gold)

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Cattle and Goat Hydatid Antibody Rapid Test Kit

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Avian Influenza H5N1 Virus Antibody Rapid Test Kit

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EUR 398

Human Chlamydia Pneumoniae (CP) IgG Rapid Test Kit

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EUR 258

Human Chlamydia Pneumoniae (CP) IgM Rapid Test Kit

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Human Mycoplasma Pneumoniae (MP) IgG Rapid Test Kit

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EUR 258

Human Mycoplasma Pneumoniae (MP) IgM Rapid Test Kit

abx092082-20tests 20 tests
EUR 258

Human Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MT) IgG Rapid Test Kit

abx092084-20tests 20 tests
EUR 230

Human Enterovirus 71 (EV71) IgM Rapid Test Kit

abx092091-20tests 20 tests
EUR 342

Human Hantavirus (HV) IgM / IgG Rapid Test Kit

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EUR 272

Human Rubella Virus (RV) IgG Rapid Test Kit

abx092097-20tests 20 tests
EUR 217

Human Rabies Virus (HRV) IgG Rapid Test Kit

abx092100-20tests 20 tests
EUR 342

Human Treponema Pallidum (TP) Antibody Rapid Test Kit

abx092101-20tests 20 tests
EUR 258

Anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody rapid test (Colloidal Gold)

abx095260-80Units 80 Units
EUR 1316

Cardiac Troponin I (cTnI) rapid test (Colloidal Gold)

abx095265-80Units 80 Units
EUR 1316

Panbio™ COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test

ICO-T402 25 Tests/Kit
EUR 220

Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device

41FK10 25 Tests/Kit
EUR 96

Anti-H. Pylori antibody

STJ180117 0.1 ml
EUR 212

H. pylori (flagellin) Antibody

abx120051-1mg 1 mg
EUR 662

CA125 (Cancer antigen) ELISA test

11 96T/Box Ask for price
Description: ELISA based test for quantitative detection of CA125 (Cancer antigen)

CA153 (Cancer antigen) ELISA test

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CA199 (Cancer antigen) ELISA test

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CEA (Cancer antigen) ELISA test

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Description: ELISA based test for quantitative detection of CEA (Cancer antigen)

Helicobacter Pylori Antigen Extract

VAng-Lsx3187-1mL 1 mL
EUR 881
Description: Liquid Helicobacter Pylori Antigen Extract from Gastric biopsy.

Purified Helicobacter Pylori Antigen

VAng-Lsx3188-100g 100 µg
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Description: Purified Helicobacter Pylori Antigen from E. coli.

TruStrip RDT Her2 Protein Rapid test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Human IgG Rapid test cards, 10/pk

20007-1-RDT 1 Pk
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TruStrip RDT Human IgG Rapid test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Llama IgG Rapid test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Llama IgG Rapid test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Human Albumin Rapid test cards, 10/pk

1200-RDT-10 1 Pk
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TruStrip RDT Human Albumin Rapid test cards, 25/pk

1200-RDT-25 1 Pk
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Influenza Rapid Test Verificaiton Panel (20 X 0.5 mL)

KZMC021 20 X 0.5 mL
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TruStrip RDT Chicken IgY Rapid Test cards, 10/pk

6020-RDT-10 1 Pk
EUR 171

TruStrip RDT Chicken IgY Rapid Test cards, 25/pk

6020-RDT-25 1 Pk
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TruStrip RDT Mouse IgG Rapid Test cards, 10/pk

6320-RDT-10 1 Pk
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TruStrip RDT Mouse IgG Rapid Test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Rat IgG Rapid Test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Rat IgG Rapid Test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Rabbit IgG Rapid Test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Rabbit IgG Rapid Test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Rabbit Albumin Rapid test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Rabbit Albumin Rapid test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Cat Albumin Rapid test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Cat Albumin Rapid test cards, 25/pk

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TruStrip RDT Dog Albumin Rapid test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Monkey IgG Rapid Test cards, 10/pk

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TruStrip RDT Monkey IgG Rapid Test cards, 25/pk

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Speedy Screening for Non-falciparum Malaria in Elimination Settings Utilizing Multiplex Antigen and Antibody Detection: Put up Hoc Identification of Plasmodium malariae in an Toddler in Haiti 

Haiti is concentrating on malaria elimination by 2025. The Grand’Anse division in southwestern Haiti experiences one-third to half of all nationally reported Plasmodium falciparum instances. Though there are historic studies of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae, immediately, non-falciparum infections would stay undetected due to in depth use of falciparum-specific histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2) fast diagnostic assessments (RDT) at well being services. A latest case-control examine was performed in Grand’Anse to establish threat elements for P. falciparum an infection utilizing HRP2-based RDTs (n = 1,107).

Put up hoc multiplex Plasmodium antigenemia and antibody (IgG) detection by multiplex bead assay revealed one blood pattern optimistic for pan-Plasmodium aldolase, unfavourable for P. falciparum HRP2, and optimistic for IgG antibodies to P. malariae. Primarily based on this discovering, we chosen 52 samples with potential P. malariae an infection utilizing IgG and antigenemia information and confirmed an infection standing by species-specific PCR. We confirmed one P. malariae an infection in a 6-month-old toddler with out journey historical past.

Congenital P. malariae couldn’t be excluded. Nonetheless, our finding-in mixture with historic studies of P. malariae-warrants additional investigation into the presence and potential extent of non-falciparum malaria in Haiti. Moreover, we confirmed the usage of multiplex Plasmodium antigen and IgG detection in choosing samples of curiosity for subsequent PCR evaluation, thereby decreasing prices versus testing all out there samples by PCR. That is of particular use in low-transmission or eliminating settings the place infections are uncommon. 

Speedy Antigen Detection Take a look at for Extreme Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2: How you can Use It Correctly? 

Instances of coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) in Indonesia are nonetheless rising and even larger in the previous few weeks. Contact tracing and surveillance are vital to find instances in the neighborhood, together with asymptomatic people. Analysis of COVID-19 relies upon on the detection of viral RNA, viral antigen, or not directly, viral antibodies. Molecular analysis, utilizing actual time, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain response (RT-PCR), is the frequent commonplace methodology; nonetheless, it isn’t extensively out there in Indonesia and requires a excessive commonplace laboratory.

Speedy, point-of-care antibody testing has been extensively used as a substitute; nonetheless, interpretation of the outcomes shouldn’t be easy and now it’s not utilized by the Indonesian authorities as a screening check for individuals travelling between areas. Thus, the fast antigen detection check (Ag-RDT) is utilized by the Indonesian authorities as a screening check for travellers. Because of this, many individuals purchase the package on-line and carry out self-Ag-RDT at residence.

This raises the query of how protected and correct it’s to carry out self-Ag-RDT at residence. Earlier than a check is utilized, it’s advised to analysis its sensitivity and specificity, as in comparison with gold commonplace, and its limitations. On this article, laboratory analysis of extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is mentioned, with an emphasis on Ag-RDT and the advice to make use of it correctly in each day observe.

Analysis of fast SARS-CoV-2 antigen assessments, AFIAS COVID-19 Ag and ichroma COVID-19 Ag, with serial nasopharyngeal specimens from COVID-19 sufferers 

We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of two newly developed, point-of-care, fast antigen assessments (RATs) for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the AFIAS COVID-19 Ag and the ichromaTM COVID-19 Ag, and investigated antigen kinetics. A complete of 200 serially collected nasopharyngeal (NP) specimens from 38 COVID-19 sufferers and 122 specimens from unfavourable controls had been analyzed. Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity had been assessed compared to molecular check outcomes and subdivided in line with focused genes (E, RdRP, and N) and days post-symptom onset (PSO). For the kinetics analysis, cut-off-indices from serial NP specimens had been used in line with the variety of days PSO.

Each RATs confirmed sensitivity of 91.3‒100% for specimens with cycle threshold (Ct) < 25. The specificity of AFIAS was 98.7‒98.9% and that of ichromaTM was 100.0%. The kappa values of AFIAS and ichromaTM for the molecular testing of specimens with Ct < 25 (RdRP) had been 0.97 and 1.00, respectively. The sensitivity of AFIAS and ichromaTM for all genes was decrease for specimens collected at 8‒14 PSO than for these collected earlier than 7-days PSO. The kinetics profiles confirmed that antigen ranges regularly decreased from ≤ 7-days PSO to > 22-days PSO. Each RATs confirmed glorious specificity and acceptable sensitivity for NP specimens with larger viral hundreds and for specimens collected inside 7-days PSO. Therefore, they’ve the potential to develop into helpful instruments for the early detection of SARS-CoV-2. Nonetheless, due to considerations about false negativity, RATs must be used together with molecular assessments.

 

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