Chlamydia Rapid Test – Product code: ICH-502(SC-0500-20)
Rapid Chlamydia Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in male urethral swabs, female cervical swabs and male urine specimens, as an aid in the diagnosis of Chlamydia infections. Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. It is composed of elementary bodies (infectious form) and a reticulate or inclusion bodies (replicating form). Chlamydia trachomatis has high prevalence and asymptomatic rates, with serious complications that are frequent in both women and newborns. Complications of chlamydia infection in women include cervicitis, urethritis, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and an increase in the incidence of ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Vertical transmission of the disease to the newborn during childbirth can cause conjunctivitis or pneumonia. Complications of chlamydia in men include urethritis and epididymitis. At least 40% of non-gonococcal urethritis cases are associated with Chlamydial infection. About 70% of women with endocervical infections and up to 50% of men with urethral infections are asymptomatic. Usually, Chlamydia infection is diagnosed by identifying Chlamydial inclusions in cultured cell tissue. The culture method is the most sensitive and specific laboratory method, but it is labor-intensive, expensive, time-consuming (18-72 hours) and difficult to routinely find in most situations. The Chlamydia Rapid Test (Swab/Urine) is a rapid test for qualitatively detecting the Chlamydia antigen in female cervical, male urethral and male urine samples. The Chlamydia Rapid Test Cassette (Swab/Urine) is a side scrolling immunochromatographic test to detect the Chlamydia antigen in female cervical, male urethral and male urine samples. In the test, the test line area is pre-coated with an antibody specific to the Chlamydia antigen. During the test, the extracted antigen solution reacts with a Chlamydia antibody on the particles. The compound then migrates upwards and reacts with the Chlamydia antibody on the membrane in the test area, generating a colored line. The presence of this colored line in the test line area indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative one. As a procedural control, a colored line always appears in the control line region, indicating that the correct volume of sample has been used and that the membrane has been soaked.