ADVANTAGE MAL CARD

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INTENDED USE

ADVANTAGE MAL CARD is a visual, rapid and sensitive immunoassay for the qualitative diagnosis of P.falciparum and other Plasmodium Species (P.vivax/ P.malariae/ P.ovale/ P.falciparum) based on pLDH antigen in human whole blood.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Infection free- See through Device based on pLDH antigen Malaria parasite in whole blood
  • Excellent Sensitivity & Specificity as per WHO Malaria RDTs Evaluation.
  • Longer shelf life of 24 months at 4-30° C.
  • Easy to interpret Colour Bands
  • Results within 20 minutes.
ADVANTAGE MAL CARD is an immunoassay based on the “Sandwich principle” .The conjugate contains colloidal gold conjugated to monoclonal anti-pan specific pLDH (plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase) antibody. The test uses monoclonal anti-Pf pLDH antibody (test line F) & monoclonal anti-Pan specific pLDH antibody (test line P) immobilized on a nitrocellulose strip. The test sample is added to the device. On addition of assay buffer, the red blood cells get lysed. If the sample contains P.falciparum or P.vivax/P.malariae/P.ovale, the colloidal gold conjugate complexes the P.f specific pLDH/Pan specific pLDH in the lysed sample. This complex migrates through the nitrocellulose strip by capillary action. When the complex meets the line of the corresponding immobilized antibody, the complex is trapped forming a purplish pink band which confirms a reactive test result. Absence of a coloured band in the test region indicates a negative test result. To serve as a procedural control an additional line of anti-mouse antibody has been immobilized on the strip as control.
ORDERING INFORMATION
PRODUCT NAME PACK SIZE CATALOG NO.
ADVANTAGE MAL CARD 25 Tests IR221025

EVALUATIONS
  • PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS (INTERNAL EVALUATION) OF ADVANTAGE MAL CARD
    Sample Total no of samples tested ADVANTAGE MAL CARD Sensitivity Specificity
        Positive Negative % %
    Malaria Negative 450 1 449 - 99.77
    P.falciparum Positive 50 50 0 100 -
    P.vivax Positive 40 40 0 100 -

    PRECISION:Within-run and between-run precisions have been determined by testing 10 replicates of three specimens: a negative, a low positive and a strong positive. The C.V.(%) of negative, low positive and strong positive values were within 10% of the time.

  • PERFORMANCE RESULT AS PER WHO PRODUCT TESTING FOR MALARIA RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TESTS(2008),PAGE 17 FOR ADVANTAGE MAL CARD
      Sensitivity Specificity
    200 Parasites 100 %* (P.v) -----
    2000 Parasites 100 %* -----
    Negative Samples ----- 95.83 %*
    http://apps.who.int/tdr/svc/publications/tdr-research-publications/rdt-performance

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