The Mytest One Step Scrub Typhus Test Card is a rapid immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to members of O.tsutsugamushi (OT) species in human serum, plasma
It is a rickettsial disease transmitted to humans by mites and found in parts of eastern Asia
The intended use is to aid in the presumptive of diagnosis of OT infection (scrub typhus)
The Mytest One Step Scrub Typhus Test Kit is meant for in-vitro diagnostic use only
The easy to handle card provides rapid interpretation of the result with no equipment
Kit contains: ◦ Mytest Scrub typhus Ab Test Card in foil pouch ◦ Assay Buffer ◦ Sample Applicator (Optional) ◦ Package insert (instruction for use)
Scrub typhus is a mite-borne disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. Symptoms includes fever, a primary lesion, a macular rash, and lymphadenopathy.
Scrub typhus should be treated with the antibiotic doxycycline. Doxycycline can be used in persons of any age. Antibiotics are most effective if given soon after symptoms begin. People who are treated early with doxycycline usually recover quickly.
Scrub typhus is transmitted by some species of trombiculid mites ("chiggers", particularly Leptotrombidium deliense), which are found in areas of heavy scrub vegetation. The bite of this mite leaves a characteristic black eschar that is useful to the doctor for making the diagnosis.
The Scrub Typhus disease is curable using antibiotics, but it can get out of hand when diagnosis is delayed.