Strongyloides is a disease caused by the intestinal roundworm Strongyloides. The S. stercoralis species causes most Strongyloides infections in humans. In many cases, Strongyloides does not cause any symptoms. If symptoms do appear, they will include abdominal pain (particularly in the upper abdomen), diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, cough, and rash. In rarer cases, life-threatening forms of the disease called hyperinfection syndrome and disseminated strongyloidiasis can occur; these severe cases are more common in people with suppressed immune systems.
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The IVD Strongyloides Serum Antibody Detection Microwell ELISA test kit provides accurate, reliable detection of Strongyloides antibodies in human serum samples. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for serum samples was developed as a fast, precise way to detect and diagnose Strongyloides infection. ELISAs have been proven to be accurate diagnostic tools; in addition, they are easy to perform and require no specialized training.
The IVD Strongyloides Serum Antibody Detection Microwell ELISA test is performed in four steps (three incubation periods and a stop solution):
- The first incubation: In this step, antigen attached to the kit microwells capture Strongyloides-specific antibodies present in the serum sample; a washing step removes any unbound samples.
- The second incubation: This step adds Protein A antibody conjugated to horseradish peroxidase, which attaches to any antibodies bound to the microwells; a washing step removes any unbound conjugate.
- The third incubation: This step adds a chromogen, which turns blue in the presence of the enzyme complex and peroxide.
- The addition of a stop solution: This ends the chemical reaction and turns the blue to yellow in the presence of Strongyloides antibodies. If no antibody is captured, or if there is an insufficient antibody level, the solution will remain colorless.
Each test kit contains 96 wells and has a shelf life of up to 12 months. Test kits should be stored between 2-8 ˚C. Please contact us for pricing and availability.