Tetanos Quick Stick
Rapid Immunological Test to check tetanus immunization status
TQS is a rapid immulogical test, based on the principle of immuno- chromatography.
- Fast result
- Easy handling
- Reliable answer
- Traceability of the result
Tetanos Quick Stick
This method uses a combination of tetanus toxoid coated on the solid phase and a mixture of colloidal gold conjugates including tetanus toxoid-dye conjugate.
The blood, serum or plasma is deposited into the TQS sample well. A diluent is then added to the same well. The diluent flows through the absorbent pad, carrying the toxoid-dye conjugate along the chromatographic strip, forming a complex with the anti-tetanus immunoglobins present in the sample. This complex reacts with the immobilized toxoid in the “ T” zone to form a color band.
The excess gold conjugate binds to a control reagent immobilized in the “C” zone, forming a pink band and confirming that the test has been carried out correctly.
When and why should I use Tetanos Quick Stick (TQS)?
- For every patient presenting with a tetanus prone
- To estimate the vaccination status of your patients
- To make the correct informed decision
Traceability of the result
2 labels for traceability per test are supplied in each kit for the purpose of:.
- Identification of both the batch and the patient
- Traceability of the result.
- Pierce the skin with the provided lancet
- Put the pipette horizontally into the drop of blood. Don’t squeeze the pipette during the pipeting, the blood will go through capillarity until it reaches the black line.
- Hold the pipette vertically above the sample wells, put 2 fingers on the black line and press to release the total volume of blood.
- Add 3 drops of diluent.
- Read the result at 10 minutes.
TQS - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the storage temperature?
The storage temperature is between +4C and +30C.
What is the sensitivity and specificity of the test?
How do I you know that my test result is accurate?
- According to WHO standard, TQS has been evaluated with different concentrations of anti-tetanus antibodies (0,025 to 100 IU/ml).
- No interference observed with high rates of bilirubin, hemoglobin, albumin and cholesterol or the presence of rheumatoid factor.
- Validation of the test was performed by comparison to Elisa test. Evaluation on 865 samples: 289 samples of whole blood, 287 samples of plasma and 289 samples of serum.
Blood test procedure steps
1Simply take a finger-prick blood sample.
2Add drops of blood to the test cassette.
3Then add test buffer solution.
4Wait a few minutes and read your test result.