Oscar Malaria Antibody (Pf/Pv) Card test intended used for qualitative detection of antibodies of MSP- Pf (Plasmodium falciparum) and MSP-Pv (Plasmodium vivax) in human whole blood / serum / plasma as in aid of Malaria diagnosis. This test can be used for differential detection of antibodies of Pf and Pv. It is for in-vitro diagnostic use only.
The test is based upon immuno-chromatographic principle. Recombinant MSP (Merozoit specific protein) of Pf and Pv have been used in the test formulation to make it highly sensitive and specific for antibody detection. Serum / plasma is preferred choice for testing but whole blood also can be used. Assay buffer is required along with serum / plasma for performing the test.
Oscar Malaria Antibody (Pf/Pv) Card test has shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacturing if stored at 2-30°C under sealed condition. Each kit of Oscar Malaria Antibody (Pf/Pv) Card test contains 40 pieces of individually sealed pouches containing test cards, buffer vials and disposable sample droppers. Test can be performed using 10µl of serum / plasma / whole blood followed by 1-2 drops of assay buffer and result can be read within 5-20 minutes.