Do you know when you were last vaccinated for Tetanus? Try our LOMINA Tetanus antibody test. Our test will give you an indication of the strength of the antibodies in your body. A vaccination is recommended every 10-15 years.
The Lomina Tetanus Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of tetanus toxin antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma to aid in the diagnosis of tetanus toxin infection.
The Lomina Tetanus test is a qualitative membrane immunoassay for the detection of antibodies to tetanus toxin in whole blood. In this test procedure, anti-human IgG is applied to the test line area. During testing, the sample reacts with particles coated with tetanus antigen in the test. The mixture then chromatographically migrates upwards on the membrane by capillary action and reacts with the anti-human IgG in the test line area. If the sample contains tetanus antibodies, a coloured line appears in the test line area. If the sample does not contain tetanus antibodies, no coloured line appears in any of the test line areas, indicating a negative result. As a progress check, a coloured line always appears in the control line area to indicate that the correct volume of sample has been added and membrane contraction has occurred.
The test is developed and tested for the use of blood samples taken from a finger.
A single coloured line appears in the control area (C). No coloured line appears in the test area (T).
Two coloured lines appear. One colour line should be in the control area (C) and the other colour line should be in the test area (T). The intensity of the colour in the test area (T) will vary depending on the concentration of tetanus antibodies present in the sample. Therefore, any shade of colour in the test area (T) should be considered positive.
The control line is not displayed. The most likely cause of control line failure is insufficient sample volume or incorrect procedures. Check the procedure and repeat the test with a new cartridge. If the problem persists, stop using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.