Dengue Test Kits

AccuQuik™ is a CE, ISO, USFDA Dengue Test Kits manufacturer.
As an American brand, AccuQuik™ places the highest priority on the quality of our Dengue Test Kit products. However,
as we look to serve the needs of the developing world, our test kits are manufactured in our India and China based facilities.

Dengue Test Kits

AccuQuik™ is a CE, ISO, USFDA Dengue Test Kits manufacturer.
As an American brand, AccuQuik™ places the highest priority on the quality of our Dengue Test Kit products. However,
as we look to serve the needs of the developing world, our test kits are manufactured in our India and China based facilities.

Dengue Test Kits Features


Test: Dengue IgG/IgM Rapid Test

Disease: Dengue Fever

Specimen: Serum/Plasma, Whole Blood

Test Form: Cassette, Strips

Packaging:
  • 1 strip/pack, 50 packs/box
  • 1 cassette/pack, 25 packs/box

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More Information about the Test and Dengue


The dengue fever diagnostic test detects two classes of antibodies, immunoglobulin G and M, in the serum/plasma or blood through the use of specific complementary antibody markers. Diagnosis may require multiple tests as the body’s immune system produces varying levels of antibodies over the course of the illness. The test will take approximately 20 minutes to provide a result.

In the case of a positive result one should consult with their doctor to consider the first stage of treatment. The dengue test has been shown to be accurate in 98% of cases, clearly demonstrating its reliability. Certain medical factors may influence the result of the test, for instance previous dengue fever infections or infection with another arbovirus. If concerned then the individual should consult a doctor before taking the test in order to ensure accurate interpretation of the results.

AccuQuik™ promotes the use of the dengue IgG/IgM rapid diagnostic test.

The Dengue Test

Available as Cassette or Strips

Dengue Test Kits Cassette and Strip Forms

The dengue fever diagnostic test detects two classes of antibodies, immunoglobulin G and M, in the serum/plasma or blood through the use of specific complementary antibody markers. Diagnosis may require multiple tests as the body’s immune system produces varying levels of antibodies over the course of the illness. The test will take approximately 20 minutes to provide a result.

In the case of a positive result one should consult with their doctor to consider the first stage of treatment. The dengue test has been shown to be accurate in 98% of cases, clearly demonstrating its reliability. Certain medical factors may influence the result of the test, for instance previous dengue fever infections or infection with another arbovirus. If concerned then the individual should consult a doctor before taking the test in order to ensure accurate interpretation of the results.

AccuQuik™ promotes the use of the dengue IgG/IgM rapid diagnostic test.

The Disease

General Information

Dengue fever is a painful and debilitating disease caused by the dengue virus. The tropical disease is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito causing a range of mild to severe symptoms. The basic symptoms include a high fever, headaches, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, skin rash and mild nose bleeds.

As the disease progresses, a state known as dengue hemorrhagic fever develops which is associated with a high fever, bleeding nose and gums, liver enlargement, damage to lymph and blood vessels and circulatory system failure. Eventually the infected individual will encounter serious bleeding and will go into shock, followed shortly by death.

There is currently no vaccine against dengue fever however precautions can be taken to avoid contracting the disease. Preventing mosquito bites is a direct method of prevention, for example using mosquito repellant, wearing long sleeved clothes and using mosquito nets. An indirect method of
prevention is through the reduction of the mosquito population by removing breeding opportunities such as stagnant water bodies found in cans and flower pots.

Individuals with weakened immune systems are at greater risk i.e. HIV positive patients.

The incidence of dengue has increased dramatically in recent decades with over 40% of the world’s population now at risk. The disease is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, South-east Asia and the Western Pacific.

Treatments

Visiting the doctor, resting and drinking plenty of fluids are advised. There is currently no specific medicine to treat dengue fever however pain relievers containing acetaminophen can be effective. Treatment should not include aspirin as this will worsen the bleeding.

If the patients become severely dehydrated they should be admitted to hospital where they may need to have fluids administered through a drip into the arm. Infected individuals should also take extra precaution in avoiding mosquito bites in order to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Around 20% of individuals infected with severe dengue die, but with access to medical care this figure can be reduced to 1%. Research investigating the forecast for dengue and its movements is ongoing, as climate change is increasing the global access of the mosquito. The WHO aims to reduce the dengue incidence by 50% by 2020.

For more information on treating dengue:
http://www.eliminatedengue.com/program

Dengue Test Kits FAQs



Who needs a dengue fever test kit?
Anyone in a dengue incidence region, or having recently left, and showing symptoms of dengue fever should take the test.
What is IgG/IgM?
The dengue test kit detects immunoglobulins, which can be abbreviated to Ig. The IgG and IgM are two types of immunoglobulin. An immunoglobulin is an antibody. An antibody is protein produced by plasma cells, used to identify and neutralize foreign objects in the body such as viruses and bacteria. Dengue fever is caused by a virus, which when in the body is recognized a foreign object by antibodies specific to the virus. The dengue test kit detects the presence of these specific antibodies/immunoglobulins.
Where can I buy a dengue fever test kit?
The AccuQuik™ dengue test kits can be purchased in dengue incidence regions, where they will be supplied by a local retailer distributing the products. The tests kits can also be provided for distribution following contact with the sales department of AccuQuik™ Test Kits.
Can I use the dengue fever test kit at home?
The dengue test requires a blood test from the patient which should be taken by a qualified professional in a safe and hygienic environment using a sterile needle. The test should ideally be used in a hospital setting where the strip can be disposed of according to local sanitary regulations.
Are AccuQuik™ dengue fever test kits 100% accurate?
The dengue fever test kits are not 100% accurate. The tests have been shown to be 98% accurate, providing the procedure is followed according to the instructions.
Are AccuQuik™ dengue test strips reusable?
No. After use the dengue test strips should be disposed of according to local sanitary regulations to prevent the spread of the infectious disease. The test strips cannot be reused, as this will provide a false result.
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