Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette

Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette (衣原体抗原拭子检测卡) is a one-step qualitative lateral flow rapid diagnostic test kit, based on the Colloidal Gold Chromatographic Immuno Double Antibody Sandwich principle, which is used to detect Chlamydia Trachomatis antigen in human Urogenital Swab specimen.

Please refer to the Instruction for Use (IFU) of the Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette.

Detailed information of Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette

  1. General and Technical information of this CTm test kit;
  2. Packing specification of this CTm Card style test kit (gross weight in full kit package and in bulk packing);
  3. Specimen used to carry out the assay, and the requirements on specimen collection, storage and processing; and,
  4. Specific immuno assay principle used in this Chlamydia Trachomatis Test Kit.

Main technical information of this CTm test kit is listed in the following table:

Catalog No.:CHLA 341
Description:Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette
Category:Sexually Transmitted Disease
Style:Card
Unit:PCS
Specimen:Urogenital Swab
No. of Step:One Step
Reading Time:15 Minutes
Cut Off:10 bacterium/ml
Specification:4.0 mm
Quan. or Qual.:Qualitative
Sensitivity:97.4%
Specificity:98.7%
Assay Principle:Colloidal Gold Chromatographic Immuno Double Antibody Sandwich

The standard kit size of this Chlamydia Trachomatis Card test kit is 20 tests per box; 32 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:20 Tests
Dimension of Kit Box:21.0 * 12.5 * 6.5 CM
Boxes per Carton:32 Kits
Tests per Carton (BULK):1000 Tests
G.W. per Carton (Boxed):15.0 KG
G.W. per Carton (Bulk):17.5 KG
Carton Dimension:53 * 45 * 36 CM
Carton Volume:0.085 CBM

Materials Provided

  • Test card in individual foil pouch;
  • Package insert;
  • Disposable urine container (Optional).

To carry out the assay with a Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette, Urogenital Swab 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.

Female Endocervical Specimen

Before specimen collection, use a swab or cotton ball to remove excess mucus from the endocervical area and discard.

Use the swab provided along the kit or any shafted swabs with rayon or Dacron tips. The swab should be inserted into the endocervical canal past the squamocolumnar junction, until most of the tip is no longer visible. This will permit acquisition of columnar or cuboidal epithelial cells which are the main reservoir of the organism to detect. Firmly rotate the swab for 15-20 seconds and withdraw without contamination of extra-cervical or vaginal cells.

Alternatively, endocervical specimens can be collected with a cytology brush (Not provided. Caution: do not use cytology brushes with pregnant patients). Insert the cytology brush into the endocervical canal past the squamocolumnar junction. Leave the brush still for two to three seconds. Rotate the cytology brush two full turns, and withdraw the brush without touching any vaginal surface.

Place the swab in the extraction tube, and carry out the test immediately.

Male Urethral Specimen

Use standard wire-shafted fiber-tipped swabs for urethral specimen collection. Instruct the patients not to urinate at least one hour prior to specimen collection.

Insert the swab into the urethra about 2-4cm, rotate for 3-5 seconds and withdraw it.

Place the swab to the extraction tube, and carry out the test immediately.

Urogenital Swab Storage Condition

If immediate testing is not possible, the patient sample should be placed in a dry transport tube for storage or transport. The swabs may be stored for 4 hours at room temperature (15-30℃) or 24 hours at refrigerated (2-8℃). Do not freeze.

All specimens should be allowed to reach a room temperature of 15-30℃ before testing.

Colloidal Gold Chromatographic Immuno Double Antibody Sandwich method is used in this Chlamydia AG Swab Test Cassette to detect the Chlamydia Trachomatis antigen in human Urogenital Swab specifically. The introduction of this Colloidal Gold Chromatographic Immuno Double Antibody Sandwich testing principle is given blow.

GICA Double Antibody Sandwich Method Illustration

In the double antibody sandwich lateral flow chromatographic rapid test, two antibodies are used to detect viral protein or antigen.

In the test band region, antibody specific to the target antigen or protein is immobilized. In the end of the membrane strip where the samples are added, another antibody conjugated with colloidal gold particles is embedded.

During the testing process, specimen from the patient is added to the end of the membrane strip. The antibody conjugate particles will resolve into the specimen, where the antibody conjugate will react and bound to the target protein or viral antigen, if present.

This antigen-antibody conjugate complex then moves along the strip to the testing band region, under capillary effect. The immobilized antibody in the test line region then bound to another binding site on the antigen complex, and the antibody-antigen-antibody complex is fixed on test band region.

When the complex congregates, the highly concentrated colloidal gold particles will develop some red or pink color, indicate a positive result.

If there is no target protein or antigen in the specimen, the colloidal gold particles will not congregate and no color will develop, indicating a negative result.