6109 – Influenza Antigen Quick
The Influenza Antigen Quick is a qualitative immunoassay for the determination of influenza A and B virus antigen in human nasal and nasopharyngeal specimens. The Influenza Antigen Quick intended as an aid in the diagnosis of influenza virus infections in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.
Influenza viruses mainly attack the upper respiratory tract, including the nose, throat and bronchi and rarely also the lungs. Two different protein components define the influenza viruses: the spike-like features, haemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) components. The currently circulating influenza viruses that cause human disease are divided into two groups, A and B, each of which has further subtypes.
Rapid immunochromatographic assays are widely used for the determination of specific antigens. If antigens are present in the patient´s sample, they are recognized by to color-coded antigen-specific antibodies. The generated immune complex migrates through the test strips by capillarity. The test strips are coated with additional antigen-specific antibodies. If antigens are present in the patient´s sample, the formed immune complex bind to the antibodies and colored bands become visible on the test strip. The signal intensity of the reaction product is proportional to the antigen concentration in the sample.
The immunoassay is designed for manual professional in vitro diagnostic use.
|Title||Influenza Antigen Quick|
|Indication||Influenza virus infections|
|Description||Rapid immunochromatographic test for the detection of Influenza A and B virus antigen in human nasal and nasopharyngeal specimens|
|Format||Test strip with mouse monoclonal antibodies against Influenza A and B virus|
|Incubation time||10 min.|
|Sample volume||Nasal and nasopharyngeal sample|
|No. of determinations||25 ( 25 x 1)|