V.Cholera O1 Antigen Rapid Test
Vibrio Cholera O1 (VCO1) rapid test cassette is used to qualitatively detect the vibrio cholera O1 Inaba and ogawa in human feces, rectal swab or environment water specimens.
One step Vibrio Cholera O1 (VCO1) rapid test cassette is a chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of vibrio cholera O1 Inaba and vibrio cholera O1 ogawa in human feces, rectal swab specimens or environment water. This assay provides a visual, qualitative result. Clinical expertise and professional judgment should be sought to further evaluate the positive testing results of the test cassette.
V.Cholera O1 Antigen Test Brief
Monoclonal antibodies to V. cholerae O-antigen are used in the test device as both capturer and detector materials. The VCO1 rapid test is very sensitive to detect as low concentration of V. cholera O1 of 104 CFU/ml.
The test device has test line 'T' and control line 'C' on the membrane. The control line is used for procedural control. Control line should always appear so as to prove the test procedure is performed properly and the test reagents of control are working. A pink T line will be visible in the result window if enough V.cholerae O1 antigen is present in the sample, indicating a positive result.
V.Cholera and Epidemic Cholera
V.Cholera O1 is a gram-negative pathogen to cause cholera epidemics, which is widely acknowledged as one of the most important pathogen causing gastrointestinal disorders.
It is generally transmitted to human via contaminated water and food. Because of the clinical and epidemiological severity, it is critical to determine as quickly as possible the presence of v. cholerae in clinical specimens, water and food, so that appropriate monitoring and effective preventive measures can be undertaken by public health authorities.