Streptococcus A Rapid Test – Product code: SC-0715-20
Immunoassay well on single-phase membrane for the rapid and qualitative determination of group A streptococcal antigens directly from the throat swab, also present in the package the positive and negative control. The Strep A rapid test is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of Strep A antigens in throat swab specimens to aid in the diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal infections. The Strep A rapid test is a rapid test that qualitatively detects the presence of Strep A antigens in throat swab specimens, giving results within 5 minutes. The test uses Lancefield Group A Strep A whole cell specific antibodies to selectively detect Strep A antigens in a throat swab specimen. Streptococcus pyogenes is a gram-positive immobile coco that contains Lancefield group A antigens which can cause serious infections such as pharyngitis, respiratory infection, impetigo, endocarditis, meningitis, puerperal sepsis and arthritis. If left untreated, these infections can lead to serious complications, including rheumatic fever and peritonsillar abscess. Traditional procedures for identifying Group A Streptococcal infection include the isolation and identification of viable organisms using techniques that require 24 to 48 hours or more. The Strep A Rapid Test is a rapid test that qualitatively detects the presence of Strep A antigens in throat swab specimens, providing results within 5 minutes. The test uses Lancefield Group A Strep A whole cell specific antibodies to selectively detect Strep A antigens in a throat swab specimen. The Strep A rapid test is a qualitative lateral scrolling immunoassay for the detection of Strep A carbohydrate antigen in a throat swab. In this test, the specific antibody for the Strep A carbohydrate antigen covers the test line area. During testing, the sample extracted from the throat swab reacts with an antibody to Strep A on the particles. The compound migrates upward on the membrane to react with the Strep A antibody on the membrane and generates a colored line in the test line area. The presence of this colored line in the test line area indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. 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.