Testsealabs HBsAg Rapid Test Kit (Whole blood/serum/plasma)
The One Step HBsAg Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAg) in Whole Blood /Serum / Plasma.
Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that affects the liver. Adults who get hepatitis B usually recover. However most infants infected at birth become chronic carriers i.e. they carry the virus for many years and can spread the infection to others. The presence of HBsAg in Whole Blood /Serum / Plasma is an indication of an active Hepatitis B infection.
HBsAg Rapid Test (Whole·blood/Serum/Plasma) has been tested with a sensitivity panel ranging from 0 to 300 ng/ml.All 10 HBsAg subtypes produced positive results on HBsAg Rapid Test (Whole·blood/Serum/Plasma).The test can detect 1 PEI ng/ml of HBsAg in Whole·blood/Serum/Plasma.
Antibodies used for HBsAg Rapid Test(Whole·blood/Serum/Plasma) were developed against whole Hepatitis B antigen isolated from Hepatitis B virus. Specificity of HBsAg Rapid Test (Whole·blood/Whole·blood/Serum/Plasma) was also tested with laboratory strains of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis C. They all yielded
For HBsAg Rapid Cassette:
1. Remove the test cassette from the sealed foil pouch and use it as soon as possible. Best results will be obtained if the assay is performed immediately after opening the foil pouch.
2.For Serum or Plasma specimen:
Hold the dropper vertically and transfer 3 drops of serum or plasma (approximately 120 uL) to the specimen well of test device and start the timer.
3.Wait for the colored line is appeared. The result should be read at 15~30 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 30 minutes.
For HBsAg Rapid Strip:
1. Remove the test strip from the sealed foil pouch and use it within one hour. Best results will be obtained if the assay is performed immediately after opening the foil pouch.
2. With arrows towards pointing toward serum or plasma specimen, immerse the test strip vertically in the serum or plasma for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not pass the maximum line (MAX) on the test strip when immersing the strip. See illustration below.
3.Place the strip on a non-absorbent flat surface, start the timer and wait for the color line (s) to appear. The result should be read at 15 minutes
Note: A low HBsAg concentration might result in a weak line appearing in the test region (T) after an extended period of time; therefore, do not interpret the result after 30 minutes.