Service men and women.
The U.S. military has been deploying to areas infected with schistosomiasis for years. You can come home unaware of being infected with undiagnosed symptoms and related health issues.
Schistosomiasis can be spread between partners. Some IC (Interstitial cystitis) or painful bladder syndrome can actually be Schistosomiasis. UTI patients that present with symptoms but have negative UTI test results can be Schistosomiasis.
Travelers can be exposed to Schistosomiasis while on vacation and return home with symptoms.
According to the CDC:
What is Schistosomiasis?
A chronic disease caused by infestation with blood flukes (schistosomes).
Pain areas: in the abdomen, joints, or muscles
Pain circumstances: can occur during sexual intercourse or during urination
Gastrointestinal: bloating, blood in stool, diarrhea, or fluid in the abdomen
Whole body: chills, fatigue, fever, or malaise
Urinary: frequent urination or blood in urine
Developmental: learning disability or slow growth
Also common: coughing, headache, infertility, itching, poor appetite, skin rash, vaginal bleeding, or weight loss
Schisto POC-CCA™ from ICT
New design with improved accuracy.
A parasite test that you do NOT need a stool sample for.
Detects all species of Schistosomiasis
Only rapid test for schistosomiasis available in the U.S.
(ICT) POC-CCA testing
The urine-CCA (Circulating Cathodic Antigen) cassette test is for the qualitative presumptive detection of an active Schistosome infection, more specific S.mansoni, but also other species e.g. S.haematobium and S.japonicum. For endemic studies involving S.mansoni infections, a single CCA urine test demonstrates closely the true prevalence predicted by models based on multiple egg count determinations. This test should be used for patients with clinical signs and symptoms that are consistent with a Bilharzia infection.
How it works:
Our urine CCA cassette test detects the parasite antigen CCA which is present in all Schistosome species, including animal species. The major portion of CCA released by the adult live parasite is secreted in the urine this is why our test is more accurate than blood test for schistosomiasis. A positive CCA test result on randomly collected midstream urine indicates and active Bilharzia infection.
After applying the urine to our test kit, the CCA antigen that may be present in the sample binds to the labelled monoclonal antibody immobilized on the sample membrane. Then it runs over the strip where the antigen-antibody complex attaches to the monoclonal antibody immobilized test line. A pink colored line will develope next to the "T" line indicating a positive result. The second line "C" is a procedural control and should always show up to make sure the test works accurately.
ICT International is a S7LLC. company.
The entire risk as to the performance of these tests and the use of the products is assumed by the purchaser and/or end user.ICT International or S7LLC. shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages of any kind resulting from the use of these products.