IMMUNOQUICK® TETANUS, C€ marked

IMMUNOQUICK® TETANUS, C€ marked

IMMUNOQUICK® TETANUS is an immunochromatographic rapid test for qualitative detection of anti tetanus toxin antibodies in serum or whole blood.



PRINCIPLE

Clostridium tetani is a bacterium that causes tetanus in humans. Toxin of Clostridium tetani binds to membrans of peripheric nervous cells and inhibits release of neurotransmitters.

Antibodies to tetanus toxin are produced in human by injection of chemically inactivated tetanus toxin (tetanus toxoid).

Immunization is the best way to prevent C. tetani infections in children and adults.

Moreover, injection of specific and purified anti tetanus toxin IgG is used in order to refrain toxin action during an acute infection.

Antibodies to the toxin can bind to and inactivate the toxin before it attacks muscles and nerves.

In emergency situations, it is important for the physician to know the immune status in order to decide the correct antitetanus prophylaxis for high risk patients (deep wounds).

 

 

PROCEDURE

1. Clean the finger. Puncture the finger with a single use lancet. Rub down the finger in order to collect a big drop of blood.

2. Collect the drop of blood using the capillary pipette.

3. Deposit exactly 1 drop of blood using the capillary pipette in the sample wells.

4. Add 3 drops of dilution buffer into the sample well.

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RELIABLE

Calibrated against an international standard (NIBSC catalog 76/589)

EFFICIENT

Detection limit: 0,1 IU/ml, which correspond to the recommended protective level of WHO

PRACTICAL

Sample: serum, plasma, venous or capillary whole blood.

Rapid: results in 10 minutes

Long shelf life: 18 months

INTERPRETATION

POSITIVE RESULT: Presence of one grey test band and one purple control band.

The level of anti tentanus toxoid antibodies is above 0,1 IU/ml.

NEGATIVE RESULT: Presence of a single purple control band.

The level of anti tentanus toxoid antibodies is below 0,1 IU/ml.

INVALID RESULT : No purple control band and no grey test band.

PACKAGING

Kit of 20 tests containing:

- 20 aluminium pouches, each includes one device and one dessicant bag,

- 1 vial of dilution buffer,

- 20 capillary pipettes,

- 20 patient cards.

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