More Information about the Measles Virus Antibody Test Kit
AccuQuik™ promotes the use of Measles Virus Antibody Test Kit.
Measles Virus Antibody
Available as strip or cassette
Measles Virus Antibody Test Kit diagnostic test detects the antibody produced by the immune system when measles infection or vaccination occurred using the antibody testing. The measles virus is a single-stranded, negative-sense, enveloped, non-segmented RNA virus within the Paramyxoviridae family. The Measles Virus Antibody test kit is 99% accurate and available to use as a point of care tests. The sensitivity and specificity are fully validated and currently fulfill the basic requirements of rapid diagnostic tests. However, some factors may influence the result of the test, such as the use of certain medications. If worried about a false positive, consultation with the doctor before taking the test is highly recommended. AccuQuik™ promotes the use of Measles Virus Antibody Test Kit.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection where 90% of people (an estimate 10 to 20 people) around the first infected person are likely to become infected as well. Not only is the disease highly contagious due to its transmissibility, it can also be highly fatal with 40% of those infected suffering complications in a long period of time. The first sign of infection is usually a high fever that occur after 10 to 12 days, followed by flu-like symptoms and occurrence of small white spots inside the cheeks. After that, rash spreads around the whole body lasting for around 6 days before fading away. In more serious cases, symptoms such as diarrhea, middle ear infection and pneumonia may occur. Seizure, blindness or inflammation of the brain may also happen.
Infected individuals should consult a doctor for the first line of treatment. Due to its high transmissibility, early detection is crucial to limit the exposure of the infected person to others. While there is not specific antiviral treatment available for measles yet, measles vaccines are available and prove to be effective in reducing the number of measles cases. From 2000 to 2017, the number of deaths caused my measles decreased by 80% due to widespread administration of measles vaccine. For treatment, doctors may recommend several steps to help ease the disease and aid in recovery, such as fever reducing medications, staying well-rest to boost immune system, intaking plenty of fluids, using a humidifies to ease sore throat and cough, and administering vitamin A supplements.