AFP Serum Rapid Test (Cassette)

AFP Serum Rapid Test (Cassette)

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics Inc OneStep AFP test is a colloidal-goldantibody-complex immunoassay for qualitative determination of human alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in serum or plasma. It is intended as an aid in the monitoring of patients for disease progression or response to therapy or as an aid in the detection of recurrent or residual disease.

Materials Provided with AFP Rapid Test Kits:
1. AFP Testing Cassette
2. Sample Dropper
3. Test Instructions
Materials required, not Provided:
1. Specimen collection container
2. Clock or timer
3. Centrifuge

AFP Rapid Test Background Information:

AFP was first found in the sera of human. AFP is a single-chain protein showing close sequence homology with serum albumin. It is suggested to play a role in transporting polyunsaturated fatty acids to developing and malignant cells because of its high affinity to these substances. Studies also indicate that AFP may function as an important in vivo immunoregulator that acts through T cells. Synthesis of AFP in the human yolk sac ceases between the tenth and twelfth week of gestation. The major portion of the protein is then produced by fetal hepatocytes. The upper limit for normal sera is about 9 ng/ml, while levels above 175 ng/ml are highly suspicious of hepatocellular carcinoma. While 82% of patients with clinically verified tumors have higher amounts, 98% of patients with metastatic liver disease have below 175 ng/ml. It has been shown that the elevation of serum AFP in benign hepatic diseases is usually transient. Many studies confirm the presence of AFP in the early stages of fetal open neural tube defect (NTD). In these cases, AFP is thought to leak directly into the amniotic fluid and subsequently enter maternal circulation, thus producing abnormally elevated levels of maternal serum AFP.

AFP Rapid Test Principle:

The OneStep AFP Test is an immunochromatographic assay which utilizes a unique combination of monoclonal antibodies to electively identify AFP in serum or plasma specimens with a high degree of sensitivity. Elevated levels of AFP are detected in ten minutes or less. Serum specimen flows through the absorbent area of the reaction strip and migrates along the strip membrane. In the absorbent area, dye-conjugate anti AFP antibody binds to AFP molecules in the specimen forming a colored antibody-antigen complex. Anti-AFP antibody immobilized in the test zone of the membrane captures the antibody-antigen complex causing a visible rose-pink color band, indicating a positive result. For additional details please refer to the instructions for use.

Notable features of the AFP Serum Rapid Test:

Reliable and inexpensive
Convenient and easy-to-understand directions
Clear preparation procedures
Simple and safe specimen collection directions
Comprehensive package of required materials and components
Rapid and accurate test results - 10 minutes

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