TheStrep A Rapid Test Device (Swab) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of Group A Streptococcus antigens in human throat swab specimens. This kit is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of Strep A infection.
Principle of Strep A Rapid Test Device
TheStrep A Rapid Test Device (Swab) detects Group A Streptococcusantigens through visual interpretation of color development on the internal strip. Anti-Strep A antibodies are immobilized on the test region of the membrane. During the test, the specimen reacts with polyclonal anti-Strep A antibodies conjugated to colored particles and precoated onto the sample pad of the test. The mixture then migrates through the membrane by capillary action and interacts with reagents on the membrane. If there is sufficient Strep A antigen in the specimen, a colored band will form at the test region of the membrane. The presence of this colored band indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. The appearance of a colored band at the control region serves as a procedural control, indicatingthat proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
Procedure and Result Reading of Strep A Rapid Test Device