Chikungunya IgM Antibody Rapid Detection Kit

The Chikungunya IgM Rapid Test Cassette is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative test which utilizes recombinant antigens derived from its structure protein and detects IgM anti-CHIK in human whole blood, serum or plasma within 15 minutes. The test can be performed by untrained or minimally skilled personnel, without cumbersome laboratory equipment.


The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an enveloped, positive strand, RNA virus belonging to family Togaviridae with genus Alphavirus, first identified in 1953. CHIK fever is transmitted to humans by the bite of a variety of mosquitoes. CHIKV has caused outbreaks in Africa and Asia. Symptoms of sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, joint pain with or without swelling, low back pain, and rash are very similar to those of dengue.



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