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The TSH Rapid Test Cassette is a qualitative membrane based immunoassay for the detection of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in whole blood, serum, or plasma.
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The Underactive TSH Test Cassette is a qualitative membrane based immunoassay for the detection of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in whole blood, serum, or plasma.
In this test procedure, anti-TSH antibody is immobilized in the test line region and coated particles respectively. After the specimen is added to the specimen well of the device, it reacts with anti-TSH antibody coated particles in the test. This mixture migrates chromatographically along the length of the test and interacts with the immobilized anti-TSH antibody. Positive specimens react with the specific anti-TSH antibody coated particles to form a coloured line at the test line region of the membrane. Absence of this coloured line suggests a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a coloured line will always appear in the control line region, indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
Features and Benefits
For a more detailed explanation about the thyroid gland and why you can have an under or over active thyroid gland please click here.
What you will receive in the Pack
You will receive everything you need to carry out five tests.
This kit assumes you are a medical professional and already have a fingertip blood collection device (e.g. safety lancet).
For full instructions on how to use the TSH test click here
The Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped gland which can be found in the front of your neck just in front of the windpipe, below the Adam’s apple. This is where hormones are produced and released into the bloodstream. The major hormones the thyroid gland makes are called T4 or thyroxine and […]