BioThreat Alert is intended for use in the field for performing rapid analysis of unknown biological threats. It is for in vitro use only and not for medical diagnostic use.
Test strips have a shelf life of at least 12 months. No Reader is required.
The tests use a combination of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to selectively detect the presence of biological threat agents in aqeous samples. The assay is conducted by the addition of a sample into the test device and observing the formation of coloured lines.
A positive sample reacts with the agent-specific labelled antibody conjugate and forms a line in the sample window. In the absence of the specifed agent no line will develop. A Control window is provided to ensure testing validity.
- One-step test with built-in quality control.
- Only 5-6 drops of sample required with results in 15 minutes or less.
- Comparable to ELISA sensitivity.
- Room temperature storage (15-30C)