The Chlamydia test card is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in female
cervical swab, male urethral swab and male urine specimens to aid in the detection of Chlamydia infection.
Chlamydia is a genus of bacteria that are obligate intracellular parasites. Chlamydia infections are the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections in humans and are the leading cause of infectious blindness worldwide. The three Chlamydia species include Chlamydia trachomatis (a human pathogen), Chlamydia suis (affects only swine), and Chlamydia muridarum (affects only mice and hamsters).
Principle Of The Test
The Chlamydia test card is a qualitative, lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Chlamydia antigen from female cervical swab, male urethral swab and male urine specimens. In this test, antibody specific to the Chlamydia antigen is coated on the test line region of the test. During testing, the extracted antigen solution reacts with an antibody to Chlamydia that is coated onto particles. The mixture migrates up to react with the antibody to Chlamydia on the membrane and generate a colored line in the test line region. The presence of this colored line in the test line region indicates a positive result, while its absence indicates a negative result. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear in the control line region, indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.