The StrongStep® Vibrio cholerae O1 Antigen Rapid Test Device (Feces) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 in human fecal specimens. This kit is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of Vibrio cholerae O1 infection.
Cholera epidemics, caused by V.cholerae serotype O1, continue to be a devastating disease of immense global significance in many developing countries. Clinically, cholera may range from asymptomatic colonization to severe diarrhea with massive fluid loss, leading to dehydration, electrolyte disturbances, and death. V. cholerae O1 cause this secretory diarrhea by colonization of the small intestine and production of a potent cholera toxin, Because of the clinical and epidemiological importance of cholera, it is critical to determine as quickly as possible whether or not the organism from a patient with watery diarrhea is positive for V.cholera O1. A fast, simplr and reliable method for detecting V.cholerae O1 is a great value for clinicians in managing the disease and for public health officials in instituting control measures.