The Malaria Pf Rapid Test Device (Whole Blood) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of circulating plasmadium falciparum in whole blood.
The Malaria Pf Rapid Test Device (Whole Blood) is a qualitative, membrane based immunoassay for the detection of Pf antigen in whole blood. The membrane is pre-coated with Pf antibody. During testing, the whole blood specimen reacts with the dye conjugate, which has been pre-coated in the test Device. The mixture then migrates upward on the membrane chromatographically by capillary action and reacts with Pf antibody on the membrane on the test line. If the specimen contains Pf antigen, a colored line will appear in the test region. The absence of the colored line in test region indicates that the specimen does not contain Pf antigen. To serve as a procedure control, a colored line will always appear in the control region indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and
Membrane wicking has occurred.
Materials and Components
2. Disposable specimen droppers
3. Buffer (for whole blood only)
|Whole Blood /Serum /Plasma
Allow the test Device, specimen, buffer, and/or controls to equilibrate to room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
Place the test device on a clean and level surface.
Transfer the specimen to the specimen well by a pipette or a dropper:
(1) To use a Pipette:
Transfer whole blood to the specimen tube, then add 3 full drops of buffer and start the timer.
(2) To use a Disposable Specimen Dropper:
Hold the dropper vertically, draw the specimen up to the Fill Line up to . Transfer the specimen to the specimen well, then add 3 full drops of buffer and start the timer.
2. Test Results
Wait for the colored line(s) to appear. The result should be read at 10 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 20 minutes.