Woodley Support World Malaria Day on 25th April 2013
Woodley Lab Diagnostics are launching 3 exclusive offers for their distributors in support of World Malaria Day
Woodley Lab Diagnostics are Exhibiting at Africa Health 2013
Woodley Laboratory Diagnostics, a division of Woodley Equipment Company Ltd are exhibiting at Africa Health 2013, held in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Gallagher Convention Centre on 7th – 9th May 2013.
Woodley Support World TB Day on 24th March 2013
Woodley Lab Diagnostics are launching 3 exclusive offers for their distributors in support of World TB Day
Woodley Lab Diagnostics are Exhibiting at Arab Health 2013
Woodley Laboratory Diagnostics, a division of Woodley Equipment Company Ltd are exhibiting at Arab Health 2013, held in Dubai at the Dubai International & Exhibition Centre on Monday 28th – Thursday 31st January 2013.
The QBC Malaria Test represents a revolution in malaria and other blood borne parasite testing technology. This simple to use test contains all of its staining agents within a single tube, thereby making testing faster and easier.
Clinicians on the frontline of the malaria battle need fast results. The QBC Malaria Test is a highly respected, sensitive and specific test in terms of preparation time and time required for review.
The test itself can be prepared in just 6-7 minutes, as it requires only to be filled with capillary or venous blood then centrifuged in the QBC Centrifuge for 5 minutes. The test can then be analysed under a fluorescent microscope (we recommend our QBC ParaLens Advance Fluorescent Microscope System attached to your existing light microscope).
Benefits Over Conventional Malaria Diagnostics
The QBC Malaria Tube
The QBC Malaria Tube is internally coated with all the necessary reagents and anticoagulants to perform a malaria test in minutes. The QBC Malaria Tube contains a fluorochrome called Acridine Orange and anticoagulants - when a capillary or venous blood sample is added, a precision engineered plastic float is inserted into the QBC Malaria Tube. When the QBC Malaria Tube is centrifuged, the blood becomes concentrated and the precision float sits level with the Buffy Coat layer. The blood components and malaria parasites separate based on density and concentrate in distinct layers. Parasites and leucocyte nuclei fluoresce a yellowish-green. It is in the Buffy Coat layer where the malaria parasites will be visible as shown below:
Malaria Parasite Identification
The QBC Malaria Tube can be used to detect malaria parasites:
The QBC Malaria Tube is easy to use, it has a significantly reduced training time compared to thick and thin films - taking just 5 days to become proficient in identifying parasites.
Other Blood Parasite Identification
The QBC Malaria Tube can also be used to detect other blood borne parasites:
The QBC Malaria Tube can detect various different parasites - please view our Scientific Papers page for further details.
The float occupies the area midpoint between red cells and plasma. The amber layer surrounding the float is the buffy coat. Seen enlarged above, the three separate layers of the buffy coat are comprised of orange-yellow fluorescing platelets (top), green lympocytes/monocytes (middle) and yellow granulocytes (bottom). Below the granulocytes is the red blood cell layer (some overlap of RBC's and granulocytes occurs). Red cells containing Plasmodium parasites concentrate at the top of this layer and appear as multiple "pinpoints" of fluorescence. A negative specimen shows no fluorescing points in this area.
55-110 µL of blood is taken in a QBC Malaria Tube which is internally coated with Acridine Orange, and centrifuged for 5 minutes. When viewed under a fluorescent microscope, the malaria parasites are seen concentrated, shining in the background of dark Red Blood Cells.
|424350||Malaria Test System with ParaLens Advance, Microscope & Centrifuge|
|424450||Malaria Test System with ParaLens Advance & Centrifuge|
|253037||Malaria Diagnostic Kit (100)|
|253005||Malaria Diagnostic Kit (2000 = 8 x 250 tests)|
|424280||QBC ParaLens Complete System|
|425740||QBC Centrifuge (CE marked)|
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