|Format:||Cassette||Specimen:||Whole Blood,serum,plasma(ITM-402) Serum,plasma(ITM-302)|
|Kit Size:||40T/Kit||Cut-Off:||See Insert|
|Storage:||2-30℃||Shelf Time:||24 Months|
lateral flow diagnostics,
lateral flow assay
A rapid test for the qualitative detection of IgM antibody to Toxoplasma Gondii(T.gondii) in human whole blood, serum or plasma CE certified
The Toxo IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of IgM anti-Toxoplasma Gondii (T. gondii) in human whole blood, serum or plasma. This kit is intended to be used as a screening test and as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with T. gondii. Any reactive specimen with the Toxo IgM Rapid Test Cassette must be confirmed with alternative testing method(s) and clinical findings.
T. gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite with a worldwide distribution1,2. Serological data indicates that approximately 30% of the population of most industrialized nations is chronically infected with the organism3. A variety of serologic tests for antibodies to T. gondii have been used as an aid in diagnosis of acute infection and to assess previous exposure to the organism. These tests are the Sabin-Feldman dye test, direct agglutination, indirect hemagglutination, latex agglutination, indirect immunofluorescence, and ELISA4-7. Recently, lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay, such as The Toxo IgM Rapid Test Cassette was introduced into the clinic for the serodiagnosis of T. gondii infection.
How to use?
Allow the test, specimen, buffer and/or controls to reach room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
(Please refer to the illustration above)
POSITIVE:* Two colored lines appear. One colored line should always appear in the control line region (C) and another line should be in the test line region.
*NOTE: The intensity of the color in the test line regions may vary depending on the concentration of T.gondii IgM antibodies present in the specimen. Therefore, any shade of color in the test line region should be considered positive.
NEGATIVE: One colored line appears in the control line region (C). No line appears in the test line regions.
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. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.