HCG Rapid Test Device (Urine/Serum)

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Model number: NH-385215

Brand: Niche Healthcare 

The hCG Rapid Test Device (Urine/Serum) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of human chorionic gonadotropin in human urine or serum specimens. This kit is intended for use as an aid in early detection of pregnancy.

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Description

Catalog No. HCG-2012 Format Device
Specimen Urine/Serum Certificate CE
Reading Time 3-5 minutes Test/Kit 40
Storage Temperature 4-30°C Shelf Life 2 Years
Sensitivity >99.9% Specificity >99.9%
Accuracy >99.9% Principle Chromatographic Immunoassay

The hCG rapid test device typically consists of a plastic cassette or cartridge containing a membrane or strip. The membrane or strip is pre-coated with antibodies that specifically bind to hCG if it is present in the sample. The test device may have one or more windows or indicators where the test results are displayed.

The testing process usually involves collecting a urine sample in a clean container or applying a small blood sample to the designated area on the test device. The sample is then transferred to the test device using a dropper or by dipping the device into the sample. The device is left for a specified amount of time to allow the sample to migrate through the membrane and interact with the antibodies.

If hCG is present in the sample above a certain threshold, it will bind to the antibodies on the test device, triggering a visible reaction that produces lines or symbols on the device. The appearance of these lines or symbols indicates a positive result, suggesting pregnancy, while the absence of lines indicates a negative result.

These rapid test devices are valued for their simplicity, convenience, and quick results, often providing results within minutes. However, it’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure accurate results. False positives or false negatives can occur due to various factors such as improper sample collection, handling, or testing procedures.

While hCG tests are highly accurate in detecting pregnancy when performed correctly, they may not be able to detect pregnancy in its very early stages. Additionally, hCG levels can vary among individuals, so it’s advisable to confirm the results with a healthcare provider for further evaluation and follow-up.

 

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