Welcome to this demonstration video on how
to use the iCare Syphilis Test Kit. As you can see, your package will arrive in
a very plain, non-descript box with a very general description on the label,
to ensure your privacy at all times. Let’s open it up and take a look. This is your iCare syphilis rapid test screen.
Please follow all steps carefully at all times. Opening the package, you will find the instructions
insert with the detailed instructions, as well as easy to follow photos, that make it
a very simple test to use. Opening the main packet, you will find an
alcohol prep pad, a lancet, a diluent bottle. In the test packet, you will find a plastic
test cassette and a pippette or a dropper. You will also find a moisture absorbent packet.
The moisture absorbent packet is not to be used for the test and should be discarded. Begin by placing the test cassette on a flat
surface like so. The test cassette consists of 2 main parts: the well, where you will
place your blood sample, and the result window, which will show the result. Begin by opening the alcohol pad and sterilise
the finger to be tested. You will get the best results drawing the blood from the inside
surface of the finger. Clean the entire tip of your finger by rubbing thoroughly for 15
seconds. Next, prepare the lancet by turning the key
twice and pulling to remove. One… Two. The lancet is now ready for use. Press the open
end of the lancet firmly against the sterile area of your finger, and press the side button to release the needle. The lancet will then prick the finger, like so. Dispose the lancet with care, as it could be infective. Using the micro pipette, gather a drop of
blood from the finger. You may need to squeeze your finger several times to produce enough
for the sample. Next, add one drop of blood to the well of the test cassette. Next, after
you add one drop of blood to the well of the test cassette you are going to add 2 drops
of the diluent solution. One… …and Two. After 15 minutes, review the test cassette.
Do not read the results after 30 minutes. A single line in the result window at the
“C” position indicates a negative result. A negative result means the sample indicates
that you do not have Syphilis. 2 lines in the result window at the “C” and
“T” positions indicates a positive result. A positive result means the sample indicates
that you have Syphilis. You should visit a licensed medical professional immediately
for further testing. Earlier diagnosis allows for more effective treatment. If no lines appear, or if the line appears
at the wrong position, the test is invalid. You should test again with a new kit. Never
re-use a test kit. Please dispose of all test kit components
safely after reading your result. The test kit package includes a guide for
interpreting the results. Thank you for choosing iCare.