Pregnancy Rapid Test ( HCG, strip, cassette and Midstream)
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Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the developing placenta shortly after fertilization. In normal pregnancy, hCG can be detected in both serum and urine as early as 7 to 10 days after conception. hCG levels continue to rise very rapidly, frequently exceeding 100 mIU/ml by the first missed menstrual period, and peaking in the 100-200 mIU/ml range about 10-12 weeks into pregnancy. The appearance of hCG in both the urine and serum soon after conception, and its subsequent rapid rise in concentration during early gestational growth, make it an excellent marker for the early detection of pregnancy. The hCG-Card is a rapid urine test to qualitatively detect the presence of hCG in urine specimens at the sensitivity of 25mIU/ml. The test utilizes a combination of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of hCG in urine. At the level of claimed sensitivity, hCG-Card shows no cross-reactivity interference from the structurally related glycoprotein hormones hFSH, hLH and hTSH at physiological levels.
The hCG-Card is a qualitative, solid phase, two-site sandwich immunoassay for the detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. The membrane is pre-coated with anti-hCG antibodies on the test band region and anti-mouse antibodies on the control band region. During testing, the urine sample reacts with the colored conjugate (mouse anti-hCG antibody colloidal gold conjugate) which has been pre-coated on the test strip. The mixture migrates upward on the membrane chromatographically by capillary action to react with anti-hCG antibodies on the membrane and generate a red band. Presence of the red band indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. Regardless of the presence of hCG, as the mixture continues to migrate across the membrane to the immobilized goat anti-mouse region, a red band at the control band region will always appear. The presence of this red band serves a