Artron Unveils New Zika Rapid Test Kit

Posted Janury, 26, 2016 by Artron

This is a rapid, visual, qualitative and convenient immunochromatographic in-vitro assay for the deferential detection of IgG & IgM antibodies to Zika virus in human serum, plasma, and/or whole blood samples. The Zika test kit is available in cassette and strip form.

The test consists of Zika-specific antigens conjugated to a colloidal gold. In the presence of IgG or IgM antibodies to Zika virus, a visible pink line will appear along either of these antibodies’ respective test lines on the nitrocellulose membrane, alongside a control line. If a test line and control line appear pink, this is taken as a positive test result for Zika virus. If no test line, but a control line is present, this is taken as a negative result. If neither a test line nor a control line is present, this is taken as an invalid result.