Intended use of the test kit
This One- Step Test is intended to use as practical/routine screening test that can be done in a few minutes. This test kit is designed to detect Giardia antigen by use of a Rapid Immunochromatic Assay.
Principle of the test kit
The Giardia antigen One-Step is based on a chromatographic principle in which a monoclonal antibody with reacts with epitopes of the Giardia. A monoclonal antibody is conjugated to colloidal gold particles and a monoclonal antibody is immobilized on the test strip in the test zone “T”. Giardia in the faeces sample that is applied to the test strip at the sample zone “S”, will bind to the colloidal gold particles which then migrate to zone ”T”. A colour change in zone “T” indicates a positive test. Colloidal gold particles are also immobilized on the test strip in the control zone “C”, to indicate that the test is working properly.