Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette
Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette (弓形虫IgG/IGM抗体快速检测试纸卡) is a one-step qualitative lateral flow rapid diagnostic test kit, based on the Capture for IgM, Indirect for IgG principle, which is used to detect Toxoplasma IgG-IGM Antibody in human Serum specimen.
Please refer to the Instruction for Use (IFU) of the Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette. (For reference only; Read the package insert in the test kit before performing any test.)
Detailed information of Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette
- General and Technical information of this TOXO test kit;
- Packing specification of this TOXO Card style test kit (gross weight in full kit package and in bulk packing);
- Specimen used to carry out the assay, and the requirements on specimen collection, storage and processing; and,
- Specific immuno assay principle used in this Toxoplasma Virus Test Kit.
Main technical information of this TOXO IgG-IGM test kit is listed in the following table:
|Catalog No.:||TOXO 120|
|Description:||Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette|
|Category:||Fetility & Eugenics|
|No. of Step:||One Step|
|Reading Time:||15-30 Minutes|
|Quan. or Qual.:||Qualitative|
|Assay Principle:||Capture for IgM, Indirect for IgG|
The standard kit size of this Toxoplasma Virus Card test kit is 25 tests per box; 40 boxes per carton.
To save freight cost, sometimes bulk packing is used, meaning test strip, cassette or multi-test panel is packed in single aluminum pouch; 50 or 100 pouches in one plastic bag; and then plastic bags are packed in cartons along with the unfolded boxes for the test kits. In this way, the customers can easily pack the tests into test kits after receiving the bulk packed goods.
|Tests per Kit:||25 Tests|
|Dimension of Kit Box:||21.0 * 12.5 * 6.5 CM|
|Boxes per Carton:||40 Kits|
|Tests per Carton (BULK):||1600 Tests|
|G.W. per Carton (Boxed):||14.0 KG|
|G.W. per Carton (Bulk):||16.5 KG|
|Carton Dimension:||53 * 45 * 36 CM|
|Carton Volume:||0.085 CBM|
- Test cassette in single foil pouch with desiccant;
- Disposable sample dropper;
- Instruction leaflet.
To carry out the assay with a Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette, Serum should be collected according to the instructions given in the Instruction For Use included in the test kit. After collecting, it is preferable to perform the testing as early as possible; if not viable, the specimen should be stored properly. A general introduction about the collection, and storage of the specimens is given below.
Collect blood specimen into a red top blood collection tube by vein puncture, which contains no anticoagulants.
Allow the blood to clot, or separate the serum by centrifugation.
Carefully withdraw the serum into a new pre-labeled tube.
Serum Storage Condition
Test specimens as soon as possible after collecting. The specimens can be stored up to 5 days at 2-8°C if not tested immediately. The specimens should be frozen at -20°C for longer time storage. Don’t freeze and thaw the specimens for many times. Prior to testing, bring frozen specimens to room temperature slowly and mix gently. Specimens containing visible particulate matter should be clarified by centrifugation before testing. Do not use samples demonstrating gross lipemia, gross hemolysis or turbidity in order to avoid interference on result interpretation.
Capture for IgM, Indirect for IgG method is used in this Toxoplasma IgG/IGM Test Cassette to detect the Toxoplasma IgG-IGM Antibody in human Serum specifically. The introduction of this Capture for IgM, Indirect for IgG testing principle is given blow.
1. For the detection of IgM-class antibodies, in order to avoid the interference from the IgG class, capture assays technology is usually the best choice.
In capture lateral flow test kit, a secondary antibody, usually antibody directed to human IgM (anti-human IgM), is immobilized in the test band region on the strip membrane. And monoclonal viral antigen or protein conjugated with colloidal gold particle is embedded in the end of membrane strip.
During the testing process, the sample is added to the end of the membrane strip, the embedded antigen conjugate will resolve into the sample, where the target IgM antibody, if present, will react with and bound to the antigen conjugated with colloidal gold particles.
When the IgM-antigen complex moves to the test band region under the capillary effect, the IgM antibody will be captured by the immobilized anti-human IgM antibody. When the colloidal gold particles congregate in the test band region, a red or pink color will develop, indicating a positive result.
If there is no IgM antibody in the specimen, the antigen conjugated with colloidal gold particle can’t be captured by the anti-human IgM secondary antibody, and no color will develop, indicating a negative result.
2. IgG Indirect: In the lateral flow indirect chromatographic rapid test, recombinant or purified antigens are immobilized in the test band region. In the end of the Conjugate pad of the membrane strip where the samples are supposed to be added, rabbit or mouse anti-human IgG antibodies conjugated with colloidal gold particles is embedded.
During the testing process, specimen is added to the end of the membrane strip. anti-IgG colloidal gold particles resolve into the specimen, where the anti-IgG conjugate will react and bound with the target IgG antibody, if present.
This complex of IgG and anti-IgG will move along the membrane strip to the testing band region, under capillary effect, where the immobilized antigen captures the IgG antibody. When the antigen-IgG-Anti-IgG complex accumulate on the test band region, the congregated colloidal gold particle will develop red or pink color, indicating there are target IgG antibodies in the specimen.
If there is no target IgG antibody in the specimen, the secondary anti-IgG conjugate will not bind to the immobilized antigen in the test band region, and no color will develop.