||Nasopharyngeal Swab/Nasal Aspirate
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The RSV Rapid Test Cassette is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen in Nasopharyngeal swab or nasal aspirate specimens. It is intended to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus viral infections.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), which causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages, is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. In adults, it may only produce symptoms of a common cold, such as a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, mild headache, cough, fever, and a general feeling of being ill. But in premature babies and kids with diseases that affect the lungs, heart, or immune system, RSV infections can lead to other more serious illnesses. 1 RSV is highly contagious and can be spread through droplets containing the virus when someone coughs or sneezes. It also can live on surfaces (such as countertops or doorknobs) and on hands and clothing, so it can be easily spread when a person touches something contaminated. RSV can spread rapidly through schools and childcare centers. Babies often get it when older kids carry the virus home from school and pass it to them. Almost all kids are infected with RSV at least once by the time they're 2-3 years old. 2 RSV infections often occur in epidemics that last from late fall through early spring. Respiratory illness caused by RSV — such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia — usually lasts about a week, but some cases may last several weeks.
The RSV Rapid Test cassette (Nasopharyngeal swab/Nasal Aspirate) qualitatively detects the presence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen in Nasopharyngeal swab or nasal aspirate specimens, providing results within 15 minutes. The test uses antibodies specific for Respiratory Syncytial Virus to selectively detect Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen in Nasopharyngeal swab or nasal aspirate specimens.
【DIRECTIONS FOR USE 】
Allow the test, specimen, extraction buffer to equilibrate to room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
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. Place the Extraction Tube in the workstation. Hold the extraction reagent bottle upside down vertically. Squeeze the bottle and let the solution drop into the extraction tube freely without touching the edge of the tube. Add 10 drops of solution (Approx. 500μL) to the Extraction Tube. See illustration 1.
3. Place the swab specimen in the Extraction Tube. Rotate the swab for approximately 10 seconds while pressing the head against the inside of the tube to release the antigen in the swab. See illustration2.
4. Remove the swab while squeezing the swab head against the inside of the Extraction Tube as you remove it to expel as much liquid as possible from the swab. Discard the swab in accordance with your biohazard waste disposal protocol. See illustration 3.
5. Fit the dropper tip on top of the extraction tube. Place the test cassette on a clean and level surface. See illustration 4
6. Add three drops of the solution (approx.120μL) to the sample well and then start the timer. Read the result at 15 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 20 minutes.
【INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS】
(Please refer to the illustration above)
POSITIVE:* Two distinct colored lines appear. One colored line should be in the control region (C) and another colored line should be in the test region (T). A positive result in the test region indicates that Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen was detected in the sample.
NEGATIVE: One colored line appears in the control region (C). No apparent colored line appears in the test line regions (T).
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test cassette. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.
||RSV Rapid Test Cassette
||Nasopharyngeal swab/Nasal Aspirate