Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]
Diarrhea is a leading cause of global child mortality and morbidity, with most cases resulting from contaminated food and water sources. There is a need for inexpensive, quick detection of the pathogens and bacteria that cause diarrheal diseases so that patients can be treated properly and quickly.
Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]
RIDA QUICK Combi test is a dipstick test used to determine the presence of rotaviruses and/or adenoviruses in stool samples. One dips the strip in a minimally processed stool sample. The strip, which contains a blue and/or red stripe indicator, produces results with high specificity and accuracy within five minutes.
Designed by[edit | edit source]
- Designed by: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charite, University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany
- Manufacturer: R-Biopharm AG
- Manufacturer location: Darmstadt, Germany. Distributors are available worldwide.
When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]
This device was tested at the Bulpeila Health Center in Tamale, Northern Ghana.
References[edit | edit source]
Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]
Weitzel, Thomas, et al. (2007). Field Evaluation of a Rota- and Adenovirus Immunochromatographic Assay Using Stool Samples from Children with Acute Diarrhea in Ghana. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 45(8), 2695-2697.
Internally generated reports[edit | edit source]
R-Biopharm. (2011) RIDA®QUICK Rotavirus/Adenovirus Combi (dipsticks). Link available here.
IP and copyright[edit | edit source]
RIDA QUICK Rotavirus/Adenovirus Combi is a registered trademark, but the reviewer could not find a copyright for the technology itself.