Oscar HIV-1& HIV-2 test is intended used for qualitative detection of antibodies (IgG/IgM/IgA) to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum / plasma as in aid of HIV diagnosis. It is based upon lateral flow immuno assay and double antigen system has been used in the test formulation to have better sensitivity and specificity.
Recombinant proteins GP-41 & GP-120 for HIV-1 and GP-36 for HIV-2 have been used for coating on nitro cellulose membrane and colloidal gold conjugate.
Specimen of choice is serum / plasma and result can be obtained within 5-20 minutes.
Oscar HIV-1 & HIV-2 test is available in 20T & 50T pack.
It has shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacturing if stored at 2-30⁰ C under sealed conditions.
The test has excellent sensitivity (100%) and specificity (99.7%).