Trichomoniasis is a type of sexually transmitted infection caused by a tiny parasite. This is then easily passed through intercourse.
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Trichomoniasis is a type of sexually transmitted infection caused by a tiny parasite.
Trichomonas Vaginalis is an anaerobic, flagellated protozoan parasite and the causative agent of trichomoniasis. It is the most common pathogenic protozoan infection of humans in industrialized countries. Infection rates between men and women are similar with women being symptomatic, while infections in men are usually asymptomatic. Transmission usually occurs via direct, skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual, most often through vaginal intercourse. The WHO has estimated that 160 million cases of infection are acquired annually worldwide. The estimates for North America alone are between 5 and 8 million new infections each year, with an estimated rate of asymptomatic cases as high as 50%. Usually treatment consists of metronidazole and tinidazole.
The Trichomonas Vaginalis Rapid Test Cassette (Vaginal Swab) is a qualitative, membrane based immunoassay for the detection of Trichomonas Vaginalis antigens through visual interpretation of colour development on the internal strip. Anti- Trichomonas Vaginalis antibodies are immobilized on the test region of the membrane. During testing, the specimen reacts with anti-Trichomonas Vaginalis antibodies conjugated to coloured particles and precoated onto the sample pad of the test. The mixture then migrates through the membrane by capillary action, and interacts with reagents on the membrane. If there is sufficient Trichomonas Vaginalis antigen in the specimen, a coloured line will form at the test region of the membrane. The presence of this coloured line indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. The appearance of a coloured line at the control region serves as a procedural control, indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
• 1 x Instruction
• 1 x Test Cassette
• 1 x Buffer Solution
• 1 x Extraction Tube
• 1 x Sterile Swab
• 1 x Extraction Tube Tips
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