|One-step test||Ease of use and less potential for procedural errors|
|Results in 4-7 minutes||Test and Results at the same time|
|Sealed test cassette||Easy to use and discard|
|Kit includes all necessary components||Ready to use, no need for additional equipment|
|Internal controls included||Confidence in results due to confirmation of test strip functional integrity|
|Room temperature storage||No need for refrigeration or wait times for reagents to warm up. Tests can be run immediately as needed.|
|Time to results||4-7 minutes|
|Duration in body||24-48 hours|
|Kit storage conditions||Room temperature (15°C to 30°C/59°F to 86°F)|
|External controls||Available separately|
|Shelf life||24 months from date of manufacture|
- Single Cassette with pipette
- Single Dip Cassette
- Single Dip Strip
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Instant-view® Lateral Flow Test
Lateral flow assays have provided a very useful tool for three decades. Use of the technology is widespread and has proven an inexpensive way to screen, qualitatively and semi-quantitatively, in point-of-care environments. Lateral flow tests are used for medical diagnostics and detect the presence or absence of a target analyte in a sample matrix without the need for additional specialized and expensive medical equipment. The tests are utilized either for at-home-testing, point-of-care testing, or in clinical laboratories, depending on the tests regulatory clearances.
Throughout over 20-year history, ALFA has fine-tuned our manufacturing capabilities to a level that ensures the highest quality of lateral flow test output. All products are produced in the USA. ALFA's Instant-view® lateral flow tests stand for quality our customers have come to rely on and trust.
What are Tricyclic antidepressants?
Tricyclic antidepressants, or TCAs, are a class of medications that is used to treat depression and other similar disorders. This particular class of drugs has some very serious interactions with other medications, which can cause very serious complications and even death.
How long is TCA detected in the body?
TCAs can be detected in the urine for around 24 to 48 hours after the last dose.
What is TCA used for?
TCAs are used to treat depression and other similar diseases, such as bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Sometimes they can be used to treat chronic pain disorders.
What are the forms of TCA?
TCAs come in pill or injectable form.
How is TCA consumed?
TCAs are either swallowed, or injected intravenously.
What are the effects of TCA?
TCAs relieve the symptoms of depression by changing chemical messengers in the brain. Other side effects include blurred vision, constipation, dry mouth, drop in blood pressure or urine retention.
Why test for TCA use?
TCAs can cause drowsiness, which can be dangerous in certain jobs, like drivers or machine operators. In addition, TCAs can cause some serious drug interactions, so it can be important to determine quickly whether a patient is taking one of these medications.