HIV 1/2 Assay
Includes single-use dilution buffer
The DDP HIV 1/2 Assay from Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Medford, NY, is a single-use, immunochromatographic test that enables rapid detection of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 (HIV 1/2) in oral fluid and all blood matrices, including fingerstick whole blood, venous whole blood, serum, or plasma samples. The assay is intended for use as a point-of-care test and is suitable for use in multi-test algorithms that have been established in many countries or as a stand-alone initial test. This kit features Chembio’s new SampleTainer, which contains a premeasured, single-use dilution buffer within a closed vial that also serves as a dropper for performing the assay. Each test is supplied with a blood-collection loop, oral swab, SampleTainer, and test device.
Chembio Diagnostic Systems
(844) 243-6246; www.chembio.com
Portable Hemoglobin Analyzer
30 seconds to results
The Stat-Site M Hgb strip-based test from EKF Diagnostics, Boerne, Tex, enables rapid hemoglobin analysis for anemia determination. The maintenance-free, pocket-sized device delivers hemoglobin analysis results within 30 seconds from 15 µL of fingerstick whole blood. On-screen instructions minimize training time and improve ease of use. The Stat-Site M Hgb’s durability and portability make it especially suited for blood screening programs in the developing world, but it is also appropriate for settings in which operators are mobile. Using one 3V Li-type battery for every 1,000 tests and with an operating temperature range of 16°C to 35°C, the analyzer is ideal for field use.
(800) 531-5535; www.ekfdiagnostics.com
Influenza A&B Test
Results within 15 minutes
The BinaxNow Influenza A&B test from Alere, Waltham, Mass, is intended to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of influenza A and B viral infections. The in vitro immunochromatographic assay provides qualitative detection of influenza A and B nucleoprotein antigens in nasopharyngeal swab, nasal swab samples, and nasal wash/aspirate specimens. With results available within 15 minutes, the lateral-flow test requires minimal hands-on time and provides clearly readable results. The BinaxNow demonstrates sensitivity of 70% to 89% for flu A and 50% to 69% for flu B, and specificity of 90% to 99% for flu A and 94% to 100% for flu B. Each kit contains internal controls and has a shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture.
(781) 647-3900; www.alere.com
For the most common sexually transmitted infection
The OSOM Trichomonas rapid test from Sekisui Diagnostics, Lexington, Mass, is the only CLIA-waived rapid test for the detection of trichomoniasis, the most common and curable nonviral sexually transmitted infection. If untreated, infection can lead to infertility, cervical cancer, and increased risk of HIV/HSV. The OSOM test delivers results in less than 10 minutes without a live sample by detecting the antigen. A recent independent study found that the OSOM test displayed a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 99.6% when compared to culture. No equipment or specialized training is required.
(781) 652-7800; www.sekisuidiagnostics.com
HIV-1 Antibody Test
Results in less than 3 minutes
The Reveal G3 Rapid HIV-1 Antibody test from MedMira, Canada, is a rapid, qualitative immunoassay to detect antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in human serum or plasma. Designed for occupational exposures, labor and delivery rooms, and emergency department settings, this point-of-care HIV-1 test provides results in less than 3 minutes. The Reveal G3 is comprised of a single-use test cartridge containing an immunoreactive test membrane, which includes a combination of synthetic peptides corresponding to conserved regions of HIV structural proteins coated onto a membrane matrix. Following application of a serum or plasma sample, captured anti-HIV-1 antibodies are visualized through a reaction with the InstantGold Cap. The test is manually performed and visually interpreted.
(902) 450-1588; www.medmira.com