Clostridioides difficile test - TECHLAB QUIK CHEK

TECHLAB’s QUIK CHEK™ Diagnostic Tests – The Technology

by Naomi Chant, Associate Director of Professional Diagnostics, Una Health

Routine diagnostic laboratories in the NHS are continuously faced with the challenge of diagnostic testing that is rapid, accurate, easy to use but also cost-effective. Faecal samples, in particular, present a challenge to diagnostic performance, of which TECHLAB’s QUIK CHEKTM products are specifically designed to overcome.

TECHLAB’s range of QUIK CHEK products detects a wide range of microorganisms, including Clostridioides difficile, H. pylori, Cryptosporidium and Giardia spp. With an appearance similar to lateral flow tests, we often get asked at Una Health what the difference is.

Here are the key features of the QUIK CHEK technology that differentiates them from other rapid tests. These are also explained in TechLab’s latest video.

1. The tests utilise unique upflow technology, with porous pads and membranes that filter insoluble material preventing clogging.

2. A wash step removes unbound material away from the test line, improving signal.

3. Using ELISA technology, the tests use antibody-peroxidase conjugates to amplify the result.

These three features are the reason accuracy is superior compared to other rapid tests. In addition, the ability to detect multiple analytes (e.g. GDH and TOX A/B for C. difficile detection) simultaneously further enhances the efficiency and cost-effectiveness in diagnostic workflows, saving valuable time and resources for laboratories.

Differences between TECHLAB QUIK CHEK upflow technology and lateral flow

What is the difference between a QUIK CHEK™ device and a lateral flow cassette?

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