Rapid Diagnostic Tests

Bio-Connect Diagnostics offers different ranges of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to provide quick answers to urgent clinicians' needs. Rapid diagnostic tests are accurate, relatively inexpensive and are designed for use at the point-of-care (POC), which makes testing easy prior to treatment saving money and avoiding side-effects in people who did not need to be treated. Below you can find some of the suppliers that we represent which have products in this category.

Advantage of rapid diagnostic tests
  • High quality, easy-to-use tests.
  • Quick to perform (10 minutes to 2 hours).
  • Require little or no additional equipment which makes them cheap and really suitable in resource poor settings.
  • Are designed for use with individual or a limited number of samples, which make them more economical than ELISAs in low throughput laboratories.
  • Possibility to store at room temperature for extended period of time.
  • Same-day results provide timely treatment interventions.
Difference between ELISA and a rapid diagnostic test
ELISAs are highly sensitive and specific, and are most of the time able to detect a specific variant of a target. They require sophisticated equipment that must be regularly maintained, a constant electricity supply and skilled technicians. They are developed for testing large numbers of samples per day, as well as in blood banks or for surveillance studies. The rapid diagnostic tests are better for emergency testing, and in smaller laboratories with low numbers of tests per day.

Artron Laboratories

  • Fertility rapid test kits
  • Infectious diseases rapid test kits
  • Drugs of abuse rapid test kits
  • Tumour markers rapid test kits
  • Cardiac markers rapid test kits
  • Food safety and GMO rapid test kits
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CTK Biotech

  • Biomarkers rapid test
  • Blood borne rapid test
  • Gastrointestinal rapid test
  • Hepatitis rapid test
  • Hormone/neonatal rapid test
  • Respiratory rapid test
  • Sexually transmitted disease rapid test
  • Tropical/parasitic disease rapid test
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MP Biomedicals (Diagnostics)

  • ASSURE Dengue IgA rapid test
  • ASSURE H. pylori rapid test
  • ASSURE Malaria P.f. rapid test
  • ASSURE TB rapid test
  • ASSURE HEV IgM rapid test
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