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iCare One-Step HIV 1/2 Oral Fluid Test

$45.00
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Icare One-step Hiv 1/2 Oral Fluid Test x 3 $39.90 $119.70
Icare One-step Hiv 1/2 Oral Fluid Test x 5 $34.90 $174.50

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Product Information

HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks a person’s immune system. If left untreated, it will cause a complete destruction of the immune system. AIDS is the set of symptoms and illnesses caused by the final stage of HIV infection. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV. HIV can only be transmitted from a person with HIV via certain body fluids – blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. These body fluids must come in contact with mucuos membranes found inside the rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth, for a transmission to happen.

 

The most common risk of HIV infection are as follows:

  • Unprotected sexual contact with infected persons
  • Repeated use of syringe needles or intravenous drug users
  • Use of unsafe blood products or transfusion with infected blood
  • Transmission from infected mother to child
  • Healthcare workers taking blood samples

 

iCare HIV 1&2 Oral Rapid Screen Test is a home test kit that will provide a private, quick, and accurate result to qualitatively detect antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Type 1 and 2 from human oral swab specimen, which will help determine if one is infected with HIV. The binding proteins of HIV-1/2 antibodies are pre-coated onto a membrane as capture reagents in the Test (T) region of the cassette. During the test, the oral swab specimen will react with reagents to produce the result.

 

Manufacturer

iCare HIV 1&2 Oral Rapid Screen Test is manufactured by JAL Innovation

 

Kit Contents

  • Test cassette
  • Mixing chamber with lid containing 1ml of diluent solution
  • Oral swab collector

 

The desiccant is NOT intended for use in the test procedure, it is for storage purposes only.

 

Specimen Collection

  1. Open the pouch containing the oral swab collector.
  2. Insert the sponge end of the specimen collector into the mouth. Place the swab in the upper gum line position and gently swipe along the gums from one end to another and back and forth. Then swipe the swab the same way on the lower gums.

Note: both sides of the sponge must be swabbed along both upper and lower gums for 5 to 6 times

 

  1. Remove the swab from the mouth and place it into the open mixing chamber containing 1ml of diluent solution. Stir the collector fully along the wall of the chamber. Break off the collector to leave the sponge end in the mixing chamber.
  2. Close the mixing chamber tightly then shake the liquid chamber up and down for about 20 times.

 

Assay Procedure

  1. Remove the test cassette from the pouch. Use the test cassette immediately after removing from pouch because it is sensitive to moisture in the air. Do not open the pouch until ready to begin testing.
  2. To perform test, twist open the screw cap of the dropper tip assembly of the mixing chamber to expose the dropper tip. Slowly place 3 to 4 drops of mixed sample solution from the mixing chamber vertically into the sample well of the cassette. Replace the cap cover of the dropper tip of the chamber.
  3. Start timer and read the result exactly after 10 minutes.

Note: Do not read the results after 15 minutes to prevent incorrect reading. The intensity of colored bands may change over time or new bands may appear on the test region (T).

 

Results interpretation

Pink line next to “C” only – NEGATIVE result (No HIV-1/2 antibodies detected)

Pink line next to “C” and “T” – POSITIVE result (HIV-1/2 antibodies detected)

No lines or Pink line next to “T” only – Invalid result (device faulty or wrong assay procedure. must take another test using a new test kit)

 

If one tested positive, it is recommended that more tests and clinical evaluation by a physician must be performed. This test cannot be used to diagnose AIDS and result from this test should not be used as criteria for diagnosis of HIV. A negative result however does not rule out infection of HIV because antibodies may be absent or may be of low quantity for the test kit to detect at the early stage of infection, or a result of improper sample collection.

 

Storage 

Unused test kit must be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature (2 to 30°C). Do not freeze the test kit. The kit must be stable throughout its expiration date. It must be kept sealed in the pouch until use.

 

Precaution

  1. This test kit is for in-vitro use only. Anything contained in the kit should NOT be swallowed.
  2. This test kit must not be used beyond its expiration date.
  3. This test kit must not be used if the pouch is punctured or not properly sealed.
  4. Nothing should be placed inside the mouth of the subject such as food, drink, tobacco, or any other things, at least 10 minutes prior to oral specimen collection.
  5. Avoid cross contamination of specimen samples. Use new oral swab collector and mixing chamber for each sample.
  6. Properly handle and dispose the diagnostic device/test kit after use. A used diagnostic device/test kit has an infectious risk.
  7. High humidity and temperature can affect results.
  8. Keep out of reach of children.