Biocan Tell Me Fast Dengue NS1 Antigen Rapid Test is a convenient and visually read qualitative immunochromatographic in vitro assay for simultaneous and differential detection of NS1 antigen to all 4 serotypes (1,2,3 & 4) to dengue virus in human serum, plasma, or whole blood. This test is for In-Vitro Diagnostic use only for screening purposes and is not a confirmatory test. Results of this test should be confirmed with other qualified assays.
Dengue virus, a virus belonging to the Flavavirus group of viruses, is one of the most significant mosquito-born diseases in the world in terms of morbidity and mortality. Transmitted principally by the mosquito types Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the virus is found commonly throughout the tropic and subtropic regions of the world. There are four known serotypes of dengue. Symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, headache, muscle pain and skin rash. The complications often associated with this infection are dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. Tell Me Fast Dengue NS1 Antigen Test provides an excellent methodology for specifically detecting Dengue NS1 antigen within up to 1 day of infection.
The overall sensitivity of Biocan Tell Me Fast Dengue NS1 Antigen Test is 94.5% and specificity is 98.9%. The studies and clinical evaluations were conducted in correlation with PCR and Viral Culture Tests.