Chikungunya is a rare viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is characterized by a rash, fever, and severe joint pain (arthralgias) that usually lasts for three to seven days. The name is derived from the Makonde word meaning "that which bends up" in reference to the stooped posture developed as a result of the arthritic symptoms of the disease. It occurs during the rainy season in tropical areas of the world, primarily in Africa, SouthEast Asia, southern India and Pakistan12.
The symptoms are most often clinically indistinguishable form those observed in dengue fever. Indeed, dual infection of dengue and chikungunya has been reported in India3. Unlike dengue, hemorrhagic manifestations are relatively rare and most often the disease is a self limiting febrile illness. Therefore it is very important to clinically distinguish dengue from CHIK infection.
CHIK is diagnosed based on serological analysis and viral isolation in mice or tissue culture. An IgM immunoassay is the most practical lab test method4.
The Chikungunya IgM Rapid Test utilizes recombinant antigens derived from its structure protein5, it detects IgM anti-CHIK in patient serum or plasma within 15 minutes. The test can be performed by untrained or minimally skilled personnel, without cumbersome laboratory equipment.
High sensitivity and specificity.
Simple operation and accuracy,precision.
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Product Specification / Models
1.Each kit contains 30 test devices, each sealed in a foil pouch with three items inside:
a. One cassette device.
b. One pipette dropper.
c. One desiccant.
2.Sample Diluent (1 bottle, 5 mL)
3.One package insert (instruction for use).
Application / Models
The Chikungunya IgM Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of IgM anti-chikungunya virus (CHIK) in human serum or plasma. It is intended to be used as a screening test and as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with CHIK. Any reactive specimen with the Chikungunya IgM Rapid Test must be confirmed with alternative testing method(s) and clinical findings.
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