AIDSCAN is one of the oldest and a prominent brand from Bhat Bio-Tech India (P) Ltd Bangalore, which marks 18 years of success in the Indian diagnostics market this year. The product has the approval from DGCI and NACO for the blood bank use and also for regular diagnostic labs and hospital use. The unique selling proposition (USP) of the product is fast, accurate, reliable, and cost effective.
AIDSCAN HIV 1/2 TRISPOT is an immuno-concentration-based assay for the detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum or plasma. HIV-1 and HIV-2 antigens (HIV-1 & HIV-2) and a control antigen (C) are immobilized on a porous immuno filtration membrane. Sample and the reagent pass through the membrane and are absorbed into the underlying absorbent pad. As the patient's sample drains through the membrane, HIV antibodies, if present in serum/plasma, bind to the corresponding immobilized antigens. Unbound serum/plasma proteins are washed off in the subsequent washing step. Addition of protein-A conjugate results in binding of HIV to give distinct red spot near the test region (HIV-1 & HIV-2). At the control region (C), a built-in quality control spot has been coated to confirm the proper functioning of the device, reagent, and correct procedural application.
The product is packed very attractively to avoid any storage difficulties at the end-user level. The test device and the 2–8°C dependent reagents like gold conjugate, buffer solutions are packed separately in two different boxes. The test device boxes can be kept outside at room temperature and the other small box containing the reagents can be stored separately in the refrigerator at 2–8°C. The product is available in the market in 10-tests and 50-tests packs.
- Time saving: Results in 3 minutes
- Specimen: Serum/Plasma
- Clear differentiation of test results by HIV-1, HIV-2, and control dot
- Longer shelf life: 18 months
- Sensitivity: 100 percent
- Specificity: 99.77 percent.