Influenza Antigen Rapid Detection Kit

The Influenza A & B Ag Rapid Test is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of influenza A and B nucleoprotein antigens in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, nasal swab, and nasal wash/aspirate specimens. It is intended to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of influenza A and B viral infections.

 

Influenza, known as “the flu”, is an acute and highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. The causative agents of the disease are immunologically diverse, single-strand RNA virus known as influenza viruses. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Type A viruses are the most prevalent and are associated with most serious epidemics, while Type B infection is generally milder. Type C viruses have never been associated with a large epidemic of human disease. Both type A and B viruses can circulate simultaneously, but usually one type is dominant during a given season and particular epidemic area. The disease is easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing of aerosolized droplets containing live virus. Influenza outbreaks normally occur each year during fall and winter seasons. Rapid diagnosis of influenza infection will help healthcare professionals to treat patients and control the disease more efficiently and effectively.

Features

  • Easy operate and simple interpretation

  • Discrimination between Influenza types A & B

  • Room temperature storage or refrigerated (2-30⁰C)

  • Reagents included

  • Internal control included

Specifications

  • Cut-off: 1.5 x 10^4 TCID50/test for the Influenza A virus antigen; 1.5 x 10^5 TCID50/test for the Influenza B virus antigen.

  • Specimen: Nasal/Throat Swabs

  • Time to Results: 10 minutes

  • Shelf Life: 24 months from the date of manufacture

Ordering Information

ITEM CODE
DESCRIPTION
FORMAT
SPECIMEN
UOM

GCFLU(A)-501a

(CE Marked)

Influenza A Antigen Rapid Test
Strip
Nasal/Throat Swabs
25 Tests/Kit

GCFLU(A)-502a

(CE Marked)

Influenza A Antigen Rapid Test
Cassette
Nasal/Throat Swabs
20 Tests/Kit

GCFLU(A/B)-501a

(CE Marked)

Influenza A/B Antigen Rapid Test
Strip
Nasal/Throat Swabs
25 Tests/Kit

GCFLU(A/B)-502a

(CE Marked)

Influenza A/B Antigen Rapid Test
Cassette
Nasal/Throat Swabs
20 Tests/Kit

GCFLU(A/B)-

502Ca

(CE Marked)

Influenza A/B Antigen Rapid Test
Cassette
Nasal/Throat Swabs
20 Tests/Kit