Testsealabs Adenovirus Rapid Test Kit (Feces)

Short Description:

Detection for: Adenovirus in human feces specimens;
Reading time: 10 minutes:
Relative Sensitivity:>99.9%;
Relative Specificity: 99.5%;
Relative Accuracy:99.6%


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Intended Use

The One Step Adenovirus Test is a qualitative membrane strip based immunoassay for the detection of adenovirus in feces. In this test procedure, Adenovirus antibody is immobilized in the test line region of the device. After an adequate volume of test specimen is placed in the specimen well, it reacts with Adenovirus antibody coated particles that have been applied to the specimen pad. This mixture migrates chromatographically along the length of the test strip and interacts with the immobilized Adenovirus antibody. If the specimen contains Adenovirus, a colored line will appear in the test line region indicating a positive result. If the specimen does not contain Adenovirus, a colored line will not appear in this region indicating a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear at the control line region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.

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Summary

Adenovirus is the second most common cause of viral gastro-enteritis in Children (10-15%). This virus may also cause respiratory diseases and, depending on the serotype, also diarrhea, conjunctivitis, cystitis, etc. At lease 47 serotypes of adenovirus have been described, all sharing a common hexon antigen. Serotypes 40 and 41 are the ones associated with gastro-enteritis. The main syndrome is diarrhea that may last between 9 and 12 days associated with fever and vomits.

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Limitations

1. Adenovirus Cassette (Feces) is for in vitro diagnostic use only. The test should be used for the detection of Adenovirus in human
feces specimens only. Neither the quantitative value nor the rate of increase in adenovirus concentration can be determined by this qualitative test.
2. Adenovirus Cassette (Feces) will only indicate the presence of adenovirus in the specimen and should not be used as the sole criteria for the conforming adenovirus to be etiological agent for diarrhea.
3.As with all diagnostic tests, all results must be interpreted together with other clinical information available to the physician
4.lf the test result is negative and clinical symptoms persist, additional testing using other clinical methods is recommended. A negative result does not at any time preclude the possibility of adenovirus infection with low concentration of virus particles.

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