|One Step Malaria Pf/Pv Ag Test (Whole Blood)
Malaria is a serious parasitic disease characterized by fever, chills and anaemia and is caused by a parasite that is transmitted from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. There are four kinds of malaria that can infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. Ovale, and P. Malariae. In humans, the parasites (called sporozoites) migrate to the liver where they mature and release another form, the merozoites. The disease now occurs in more than 90 countries worldwide, and it is estimated that there are over 500 million clinical cases and 2.7 million malaria-caused deaths per year. At present, malaria is diagnosed by looking for the parasites in a drop of blood. Blood will be put into a microscope slide and stained so that the parasites will be visible under a microscope.
The Malaria Antigen Test contains a membrane strip, which is pre-coated with one monoclonal antobodies as one line across a test strip. One monoclonal antibody (test line 1) is specific to the P. falciparum histidine rich protein-2 (Pf HRP-2) and another monoclonal antibody (test line 2) is P.vivax specific to the lactate dehydrogenase of plasmodium vivax species. Conjugate pad is dispensed with monoclonal antibodies conjugated to the colloidal gold, which specific to P.falcipuram histidine rich protein-2 (Pf HRP-2) and P.vivax specific to the lactate dehyogenase of plasmodium species. The Malaria Antigen Test is designed for the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.
• For professional in vitro diagnostic use only. Do not use after expiration date.
• Do not eat, drink or smoke in the area where the specimens or kits are handled.
• Handle all specimens as if they contain infectious agents. Observe established precautions against microbiological hazards throughout testing and follow the standard procedures for proper disposal of specimens.
• Wear protective clothing such as laboratory coats, disposable gloves and eye protection when specimens are being tested.
• Humidity and temperature can adversely affect results.
STORAGE & STABILITY
The kit can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated (4-30°C). The test device is stable through the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch. The test device must remain in the sealed pouch until use. DO NOT FREEZE. Do not use beyond the expiration date.