Human PSA S/W (Rapid Test (Cassette) RapiCard InstaTest, Export Use Only
Cancer Rapid tests
Bulk Or Boxed in 25 or 50 tests
PSA S/W Rapid Test description:
Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics Inc. offers a PSA Serum/Whole Blood Rapid Test (cassette) which is an immunochromatography-based one step in vitro test. PSA Rapid test is designed for the rapid semi-quantitative determination of human Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in serum specimens. The PSA Rapid Test is for in-vitro diagnostic.
Materials Provided with PSA Serum/ WB Rapid Test Kits:
1. PSA Rapid Test device
Test zone: contains mice monoclonal anti-PSA antibody
Control zone: contains goat anti-rabbit IgG antibody
Conjugate Pad: contains gold-mice monoclonal anti-PSA antibody conjugate
2. Instructions for use
Materials required, not provided:
1. Whole blood or plasma: Vacutainer tube containing heparin or EDTA
2. Serum: Vacutainer tube without anticoagulant
3. Micropipettes & tips
4. Timer or clock
PSA Serum/Whole Blood Rapid Test Background Information:
Prostate cancer is the one of the most common types of cancer found in man. The incidence of prostate cancer increases with age and accounts for a growing number of newly diagnosed patients. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is produced primarily in the prostate gland and is secreted into the prostate ducts and at ejaculation serves to liquefy the seminal coagulum. Virtually all healthy males under 50 years of age have PSA concentration under 4.0 ng/ml. If PSA level is above 20 ng/ml, the patient most likely to have prostate cancer. Some studies indicated that elevated total PSA levels are found in serum from patients who have prostate cancer cells metastasized throughout their bodies. Other studies indicated that Free PSA, which cannot foam a complex with serine protease tends to be more abundant in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Diagnostic Automation PSA test use antibodies which can equally recognize both free PSA and PSA-ACT complex.
PSA Serum/Whole Blood Rapid Test Principle:
Cortez Diagnostics PSA test is a sandwich immunoassay. When serum sample is added to sample pad, it moves through the conjugate pad and mobilizes gold anti-PSA conjugate that is coated on the conjugate pad. The mixture moves along the membrane by capillary action and reacts with anti-PSA antibody that is coated on the test region. If PSA is present, the result is the formation of a colored band in the test region. The color intensity is dependent on the concentration of PSA in the sample. On the other hand, a light color band will always appear at the control zone. This control band serves as a reference of 4.0 ng/ml of PSA. For additional details please refer to the instructions for use.
Notable features of the PSA Rapid Test:
Reliable and inexpensive
Convenient and easy-to-understand directions
Clear preparation procedures
Simple and safe specimen collection directions
Comprehensive package of required materials and components
Rapid and accurate test results - 10 minutes
See PSA Serum/Whole Blood Rapid Test Product Insert for specific details on preparation, procedures, quality control, and interpretation of test results.
Diagnostic Automation Inc. also offers other Cancer Rapid tests, and Cancer ELISA test kits. For more information about this PSA Serum/Whole Blood Rapid Test or other Rapid tests, CLIA tests, IFA Kits, or ELISA test kits, please contact our Customer Service Representatives at 818-591-3030.