TORCH Rapid Test Device

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Model number; NH-53524

Brand; Niche Healthcare 

The TORCH Rapid Test Device (Whole blood/Serum/Plasma) is a panel of rapid qualitative lateral flow test designed for the quantitive detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii (Toxo), Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) in human whole blood,serum or plasma samples.

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Description

Catalog No. / Format Device
Specimen Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma Certificate None CE
Reading Time 15 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 TORCH rapid test device is a diagnostic tool used to detect antibodies against various pathogens that can cause congenital infections in pregnant women. TORCH is an acronym that stands for Toxoplasma gondii, Rubella virus, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes simplex virus (HSV). These infections can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her unborn child, potentially leading to serious health complications.

Here’s how a TORCH rapid test device typically works:

Sample collection: A small amount of whole blood, serum, or plasma is collected from the pregnant woman through a finger prick or venipuncture.

Application of the sample: The collected sample is applied to the sample well or designated area on the test device.

Waiting for results: The test device is then left for a specified amount of time, usually a few minutes, to allow the sample to interact with the test reagents on the device.

Interpretation of results: After the specified waiting period, the test results are read. The test device will display a color change or other visual indication corresponding to the presence or absence of antibodies against the TORCH pathogens.

Positive results for specific antibodies indicate that the individual has been exposed to the corresponding pathogen and has developed antibodies against it. This exposure could be recent or past. Negative results indicate the absence of detectable antibodies against the tested pathogens.

These rapid test devices are valuable for their simplicity, convenience, and quick results, often providing actionable information within minutes. However, it’s important to note that while rapid tests can provide initial screening results, they may not be as sensitive or specific as laboratory-based tests. Confirmation of results and further evaluation by a healthcare provider may be necessary, especially in cases of positive results or clinical suspicion of congenital infections.

It’s also worth mentioning that TORCH infections can have serious implications for both the pregnant woman and her unborn child. Therefore, prompt diagnosis, appropriate management, and consultation with a healthcare provider are crucial for pregnant women who may be at risk of TORCH infections.

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