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Table 1 Characteristics of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)

From: A comparative evaluation of the performance of commercially available rapid immunochromatographic tests for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Bangladesh

Manufacturer

Product

Format

Storage Temp.

Control line

Test line

Sample volume (μl)

Buffer volume (drops)

Min. Reading time (Minute)

Max. Reading time (Minute)

Span diagnostic Ltd. (Surat, India)

Signal®KA

Cassette

2–8 °C

Yes

rkE16

20 μl of serum/blood in 80 μl of saline. 50 μl of diluted sample

Step 1:2

2

10

Step 2:2

Step 3:3

Span diagnostic Ltd. (Surat, India)

Crystal®KA

Dipstick

2–30 °C

Yes

rkE16

Blood 20 μl

5

15

30

Serum 20 μl

CTK Biotech. Inc (San Diego, USA)

On site Leishmania Ab (Rev A) rapid test

Cassette

4–30 °C

Yes

rk39

Blood 40 μl

1

1

15

Serum 30 μl

CTK Biotech. Inc (San Diego, USA)

On site Leishmania Ab (Rev B) rapid test

Cassette

4–30 °C

Yes

rk39

Blood 40 μl

1

1

15

Serum 30 μl

InBios international, Inc (Seattle, USA)

Kala azar Detect™

Dipstick

4–30 °C

Yes

rk39

Blood 20 μl

3

10

10

Serum 20 μl