TORCH IgM & IgG 5-in-1 Test Panel
One step TORCH rapid test panel is a rapid qualitative 5-in-1 screening test device, for the simultaneous detection of a group of viruses which all can affect the health of fetus.
TORCH IgG & IgM Test Kits
One step TORCH rapid test panel is a rapid qualitative 5-in-1 screening test device, which are intended to be used as the eugenics screening test kits. It is a Gold Immuno-chromatography Assay (GICA) test kit, based on sandwich immunoassay principle. Recombinant antigens of the five viruses and anti-human IgM or IgG antibodies to the five viruses are respectively used to detect the specific antibodies in human serum or plasma samples.
The TORCH test kits are designed for the respective qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibody isotypes specific to a group of viruses which all can affect the health of fetus, namely Toxoplasma gondii (Toxoplasmosis, TOXO), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Rubella Virus (RV), Herpes Simplex virus I (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex virus II (HSV-2).
Single rapid test cassettes as well as dot filtration assay kits are available for all the five virus infections. For specific information about single parameter, please refer to the specific pages: TOXO Test kits, CMV Test kits, RuV Test kits, HSV-1 Test kits and HSV-2 Test kits respectively.
What is TORCH
The acronym TORCH was introduced in 1971 to highlight a group of viral diseases which affect the fetus and newborn, namely Toxoplasma gondii (TOXO), Rubella virus (RV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1 & HSV-2). These diseases often lead to a similar clinical picture which includes one or more of the following clinical signs: low birth weight, prematurity, purpura, jaundice, anemia, microcephaly, hydrocephaly, cerebral calcification, chorioretinitis, cataracts, microphthalmia, hearing impairment, mental retardation, autism and pneumonitis.
The early diagnosis of ToRCH infection is very important to avoid the symptoms and lesions. TORCH screening is now widely requested by clinicians investigating infants and pregnant women for congenital, perinatal and neonatal infections.