Ebola Test Kit
Ebola Virus Antigen Test kit is an immunochromatographic assay kit, which uses double-antibody sandwich method for the qualitative detection of antigen from Ebola viruses in whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. It’s used as an aid in the diagnosis of Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
This Ebola Virus Test is an immunochromatographic assay that use double-antibody sandwich method for the qualitative detection of antigens of Ebola viruses in whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. It’s used as an aid in the diagnosis and management of Ebola virus infection. This Ebola antigen rapid test kit is for professional use, or near-patient testing use such as ambulance or field testing setting which is far away from hospitals. It is for In-vitro Diagnostic (IVD) use only.
A clinical diagnosis conclusion should be reached on the basis of the testing result of this Ebola test kit alone, instead, it should be reached by the physician together with other clinical evidence such as physical examination and other diagnosis test methods.
Ebola Antigen Rapid Test
Ebola disease is a life-threatening disease caused by Ebola virus. There are 5 distinct species of Ebola virus named after the regions of outbreak. Among all the species, Zaire ebola virus (ZEBV) is the most lethal pathogen which causes more than 90% of the highest mortality due to hemorrhagic fever in humans and primates. Ebola fatality rate remains high, with a pooled case fatality rate (CFR) of 60% in outbreaks from 2010-20202.
In the diagnosis of Ebola infections, WHO recommended nucleic acid test method and Ebola antigen test kits. This NOVA Test ® Ebola Antigen Rapid Test kit is a simple, rapid antigen test kit that can give testing result within 15~20 minutes, without requiring extra reagent or devices more than supplied in the test kit.
Principle of Ebola Fever Rapid Test
Ebola Virus (Zaire) Antigen Test is an immunochromatographic membrane assay that uses the double-antibody sandwich method to detect the of antigens from ZEBV in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens. A specific anti-Ebola antibody and a control antibody are immobilized onto a membrane support as two distinct lines and combined with other materials to construct a test strip.
If target antigen is present, it will migrate on the membrane, reach to test area and caught by specific antibody to form a complex result in a visible red ribbon on Test line (T line).
If the quality control line (C line) does not appear, it means that the test result is invalid. This specimen needs to be tested again.