Specially selected antibodies and antigens are used in our test bands as both capturing and detecting agents. These features enable Rapidy Test Kits to identify the diseae indicators in collected samples with a high degree of accuracy.
Rapidy Test Kits are easy to use and provide accurate results just in minutes.
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What is a rapid test ?
Rapid tests are used to determine the presence of viruses and bacterias in collected samples of blood, saliva, serum or feces. A rapid test is a screening test that produces very quick results, in approximately 20 minutes at most.
How do rapid tests work ?
Once a virus or bacteria enters the body, the immune system starts to produce antibodies. Antibodies are chemicals that are part of the immune system that recognize invaders like bacteria & viruses and mobilize the body’s attempt to fight infection. Their presence is used to tell whether that animal has that virus or bacteria in its body. In other words, most of the rapid tests look for the antibodies rather than looking for the virus or bacteria itself.
As is true for all screening tests, a reactive rapid test result must be confirmed with a follow-up confirmatory test before a final diagnosis of infection can be made.
Giardiasis is an intestinal infection caused by a parasitic protozoan called Giardia. This microscopic parasite clings to the surface of the intestine, or floats free in the mucous lining the intestine. Veterinary research documents suggest that 10% of all dogs have giardiasis at any given time. Giardia lives and reproduces in the small intestine of host animals. Giardia trophozoites (the free living stage of the organism) form infective cysts that are passed out in the feces. Giardia infections are transmitted via ingestion of trophozoites or cysts in contaminated water or food. Transmission also occurs by direct contact, especially with asymptomatic carriers. More recently, giardiasis has also been recognized as being able to be sexually transmitted. Giardia multiplies to the point where it sort of paves the lining of the intestine and blocks normal digestion (malabsorption) and this causes diarrhea. Other signs associated with giardiasis are weight loss, listlessness, fatigue, mucus in the stool, and anorexia.
With Rapidy Giardia Ag Rapid Test Kit, Giardiasis can be easily and accurately diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Leishmaniasis is a severe, often fatal disease spread by sand fly bites. The disease is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean but it is a disease which appears to be spreading further north in Europe. Animals can be bitten up to 100 times an hour during the sand fly season, which runs from May to September and bites are most likely to occur around dawn and dusk. Symptoms include fever, hair loss (particularly around the ears and muzzle), weight loss, skin sores and poor nails. Leishmaniasis is caused by a microscopic parasite called Leishmania which is spread via sand fly bites. An infected sand fly bites an animal (usually on the muzzle or ears) and deposits the parasite under the skin, causing a lesion called a chancre. The parasite then attacks the animal’s cells damaging the immune system and a variety of body systems leading to serious disorders including skin disease, anemia, arthritis, eye problems and kidney diseases. Unfortunately, treatment is often costly and extensive and may not be curative.
With Rapidy Leishmania Ab Rapid Test Kit, Leishmaniasis can be easily diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Feline leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency have similar clinical symptoms and very difficult to be distinguished from each other in practice, even by experienced veterinarians. These two diseases are separately caused by feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). That implies a possibility of differential diagnosis by immunological methods. Rapidy FIV Ab + FeLV Ag dual test kit can provide you with an accurate and convenient tool for a differential diagnosis in your practice.
With Rapidy FIV Ab + FeLV Ag Dual Test Kit, FIV and FeLV can be easily diagnosed in less than 15 minutes.
Parvovirus is a highly contagious infectious and fatal disease caused by canine parvovirus (CPV), which can bring acute gastrointestinal diseases or heart diseases to dogs of any age, breed or sex. But the disease is usually more severe in young dogs (6 weeks to 6 months), old dogs, Rottweilers and Dobermans. Parvovirus is resistant to extremes of temperature and is unharmed by detergent, alcohol and common disinfectants. The virus can be easily spread by the most common fecal-oral transmission and indirect source of transmission (hands, shoes, clothing or other fomites). The common clinical signs when puppies and dogs catch a parvovirus include vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, depression and bloody diarrhea with a very foul odor. However, not all cases of bloody diarrhea with or without vomiting are cause by parvovirus so that many sick puppies are misdiagnosed.
With Rapidy CPV Ag Rapid Test Kit, canine parvovirus can be easily and accurately diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Canine distemper is a worldwide highly contagious disease caused by Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), which can affect the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system of puppies, dogs and other carnivores. Young puppies between 3 and 6 months old and non-immunized older are more susceptible to infection and disease than immunized adults. Infected dogs shed the virus through bodily secretions and excretions, especially respiratory secretions. The first symptom of distemper is eye discharge that appear watery to pus-like. Subsequently, dogs develop fever, nasal discharge, coughing, lethargy, reduced appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. In later stages, the virus may attack the nervous system, bringing about seizures, twitching, or partial or complete paralysis. Occasionally, the virus may cause footpads to harden. Distemper is often fatal so that it should be diagnosed at the early stages.
With Rapidy CDV Ag Rapid Test Kit, CDV can be easily and accurately diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Canine Rotavirus (CRV) occasionally causes diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset in puppies less than 12 weeks old. This double-stranded rotavirus causes inflammation of the dog’s intestines. Adult dogs may be infected, but not suffer illness. Canine Rotavirus transmits via fecal-oral viral particles. An infected dog sheds the viral particles in its feces. Another dog or new host then picks up the viral particles through its mouth. Dogs with underdeveloped or weak immune systems may be at risk for infection. Dogs may experience mild appetite loss, weight loss, unwillingness to eat and lethargy. A dog suffering from a severe case of CRV may die from dehydration. Rotaviruses are transmitted from animals to humans. Wear latex gloves when handling feces. Sanitize the dog’s living area. Keep young children and infants away from a dog infected with CRV.
With Rapidy CRV Ag Rapid Test Kit, Canine Rotavirus can be easily and accurately diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Canine Coronavirus (CCV) is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the interior surface of the small intestine. Dogs with immature or compromised immune systems are more susceptible, and often have a more difficult time recovering, because the virus must run itself out. Canine Coronavirus is highly contagious, and no contact with an infected dog is required. The infected dog sheds the virus in his stool, and the disease is spread through contact with the contaminated area. The virus can live outside the body for a long time. An infected dog can continue to shed the virus in his stool for up to six months. Diarrhea will appear within one to three days of exposure, and will have a peculiar odor that comes from undigested blood. Vomiting may or may not be present. Most dogs will become weak and lethargic, lose their appetite, and run a fever. Canine Coronavirus is not usually fatal, symptoms generally begin to subside in about a week.
With Rapidy CCV Ag Rapid Test Kit, Canine Coronavirus can be easily and accurately diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Canine Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease, which can bring serious damage to the health of the dogs. The cause of the disease is long white worms called Dirofilaria immitis who live in the right side of the heart in the adjacent large blood vessels. Heartworm infection is spread by mosquitoes which carried infective larvae. After biting, the infective larvae will migrate through the tissues of the body and then enter the heart where they grow up to adult size in several months. Large accumulations of adult worms in the heart impair the circulation of the blood, which can result in serious damage to a dog’s heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. Usually, a dog can lead a nearly normal life with a few heartworms in its system. But symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, cough, tire easily, loss weight and faint, will appear in advanced stages. If not controlled, death may follow up.
With Rapidy CHW Ag Rapid Test Kit, Canine Heartworm can be easily and accurately diagnosed in less than 10 minutes.
Feline leukemia is a cancerous feline disease caused by feline leukemia virus (FeLV), which causes diseases including leukemia, immunodeficiency and additional cancers. It usually spreads through infected saliva, nasal secretions, urine, tears, feces, and through an infected mother to her kittens during gestation and nursing. FeLV can affect all cats, where younger cats and sick cats are more susceptible to infection. Feline leukemia virus is the most common cause of cancer in cats, it may cause various blood disorders, and it may lead to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat’s ability to protect itself against other infections. During the early stages of the infection, it is common for cats to exhibit no signs of disease at all. The clinical signs are going to be variable because so many body systems can be affected. Loss of appetite, fever, weight loss and weakness are the first signs most commonly seen in infected cats.
With Rapidy FeLV Ag Rapid Test Kit, FeLV can be easily diagnosed in less than 15 minutes.
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a lentivirus that affects domesticated housecats worldwide and is the causative agent of feline AIDS. It differs taxonomically from two other feline retroviruses, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline foamy virus (FFV) and is more closely related to human immunodeficiency virus HIV. FIV is the only non-primate lentivirus to cause an AIDS-like syndrome, but it is not always a death sentence for cats, as they can live relatively healthily as carriers and transmitters of the disease for many years. FIV was first discovered in 1986 in a colony of cats that had a high prevalence of opportunistic infections and degenerative conditions, and has since been identified as an endemic disease in domestic cat populations worldwide.
With Rapidy FIV Ab Rapid Test Kit, FIV can be easily diagnosed in less than 15 minutes.