In India, mandatory screenings for HIV were implemented in the early 2000s. Since then, the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) has been recommended as the preferred screening technique for HIV/AIDS and detecting antibodies produced by the body against HIV. Unlike earlier kits, ELISA uses more specific recombinant protein and synthetic peptide antigens giving highly sensitive and specific test results to blood banks.
Unfortunately, though, many blood banks still do not have this facility – owing to lack of skilled technicians, sophisticated equipment and constant electricity supply. Moreover, against the backdrop of the magnitude of HIV detection challenge, there seems to be an acute need for accurate and quality ELISA kits. In fact, the quality evaluation data for Indian kits are very limited in comparison with internationally recognized kits.
Studies suggest that despite the commonality of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation ELISA kits, earlier detection post HIV infection favours the use of 4th generation kits for ensuring HIV free blood for transfusion, because only 4th generation assays are based on combined detection of antigen and antibodies simultaneously, and reduce the diagnostic window period further in comparison to earlier kits.
In response to this advancement in demand, Labspec supplies a range of cutting-edge medical products and solutions to healthcare providers in Kenya and across the globe.
HIV-Ag-Ab ELISA Kit – Labspec’s HIV Ag-Ab ELISA Kit is a 4th generation in-vitro diagnostic immunoassay for the qualitative determination of antigens & antibodies to HIV-1, HIV-1 group O, and HIV-2 in human serum or plasma. The kit screens blood donation samples to identify and eliminate the infected units of blood and for clinical diagnostic testing.
HBsAg ELISA Kit – Labspec’s HBsAg ELISA Kit is an in-vitro diagnostics qualitative immunoassay for the detection of Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAg) in human serum or plasma and contains a unique combination of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies for detection of HBsAg for better sensitivity.
HCV ELISA Kit – Labspec’s HCV ELISA Kit is an in-vitro diagnostics qualitative immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against HCV (anti-HCVs) in human serum or plasma.
These NIB approved tests can be easily monitored through a step-by-step procedure with colour coded agents, thereby providing confidence while performing and simplified interpretation of results.