5016 – DotDiver ANA

The DotDiver ANA is a qualitative dot immunoassay for the determination of IgG antibodies against nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens (Sm, Sm/RNP, SS-A, SS-B, Jo-1, Scl-70, PM-Scl-100, CENP-A/B) in human serum. The DotDiver ANA is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of systemic autoimmune diseases in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.

Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) or systemic scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of connective tissue characterized by slowly progressive fibrosis leading to sclerosis.

Scl-70 autoantibodies are pathognomonic for PSS patients. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are idiopathic inflammatory muscle disorders with an unknown etiology, however, autoantibodies to t-RNA transferases like Jo-1, PL-7, and PL-12 are found in myositis patients. Antibodies to SRP are also specific markers for Polymyositis. Mi-2 autoantibodies are detected almost exclusively in patients with dermatomyositis. Patients tested positive for Mi-2 have a relatively mild clinical course.

Dot immunoassays are frequently used for the determination of specific antibodies directed against multiple antigens. The test strips are coated with various antigens in consistent intervals. If antibodies are present in the patient´s sample, they bind to the respective antigens. A secondary antibody conjugated with the enzyme alkaline phosphatase detects the generated immune complexes. A colorless substrate is converted into a colored, insoluble product. The signal intensity of the precipitated reaction product is proportional to the antibody activity in the sample..

The DotDiver ANA is designed for semi-automated use with the DotDiver instrument.

The GA Generic Assays DotDiver2.0 is a fully automated processor of Line and Dot immunoassays. The small footprint renders the device an ideal solution for laboratories with small space. With a unique software design, the device provides a completely hands-free experience for quantitative, semi-quantitative and qualitative testing via repeated diving of the antigen coated strips into the ready to use cartridges. This special setup provides an optimal reaction environment with reduced assay processing and result analysis time for up to 24 different tests or samples simultaneously.

Product summary

Title DotDiver ANA
Product code 5016
Indication Systemic autoimmune diseases
Description Dot immunoassay for the qualitative determination of IgG antibodies against nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens in human serum
Format Test strips coated with Sm, Sm/RNP, SS-A, SS-B, Jo-1, Scl-70, PM-Scl-100 and CENP-A/B
Total incubation time 64 min.
Sample volume 10 µL serum
No. of determinations 24 x 8

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