Product Code: PKRK005

Dengue fever is an acute illness caused by an infection of dengue viruses (DENV 1 to 4). It is a mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in the areas of tropical Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes of the daytime-biting Stegomyia family, principally female mosquito species Aedes aegypti and, less commonly, Aedes albopictus. An estimated 100 million cases of dengue fever and 250,000 cases of life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever occur annually on a worldwide basis. Rapid and reliable tests for primary and secondary infections of dengue are essential for patient management. Primary dengue infection is associated with mild to high fever, headache, muscle pain and skin rash. Serological detection is a common method for the diagnosis of infection with dengue viruses. Anti-dengue virus IgM starts to appear 3 days after initial exposure and remains in circulation for about 30-60 days. Anti-dengue virus IgG rises around 7 days, peaks at 2-3 weeks and persists for the duration of life 4-6. Detection of antigens, such as dengue NS1, released during virus replication in the infected patient show very promising results; it enables diagnosis from the first day after the onset of fever up to day 9 once the clinical phase of the disease is over, thus, allowing early detection and prompt treatment.

How to Use:

Bring the kit components and specimen to be tested to room temperature before testing. Open the test card and desiccant from the pouch prior to use and place it on a flat and dry surface. Check the color of the desiccant, it should be blue. Note: Do not use the card if desiccant is pink in color. The test should be performed immediately after removing the test card from the pouch. Label the patient's name or identification number on the test card. Remove the dengue combo test device from the sealed pouch, and place it on a clean and flat surface.

Product Description:

The SIMPLE Dengue NS1/IgG/IgM Combo RAPID Test is a solid phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of NS1 antigen and IgG and IgM antibodies to dengue virus (DEN 1, DEN2, DEN3, and DEN4) in human serum, plasma or whole blood. The kit is intended for professional use and as a preliminary test result to aid in the diagnosis of infection with dengue virus. Any use or interpretation of this preliminary test result must also rely on other clinical findings and the professional judgment of health care providers. Alternative test methods should be considered to confirm the test result obtained by this device.

Storage:

This kit can be stored between 1-30 ℃. Do not freeze the kit. The kit is stable upto expiration date as printed on the pouch. Do not use it beyond the expiry date.

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Dengue Test Kit