Rapid diagnostic tests, also known as point-of-care tests aim to detect various diseases quickly, without using any additional equipment. In the past, diagnosis of various infections may have required sending blood samples to laboratories, with a long wait time for results. Moreover, these tests were expensive, and therefore, not available to everyone. With the advent of rapid diagnostics, faster and cheaper results can be obtained from a single drop of blood, urine or even saliva.
Maternova offers rapid diagnostic tests for: Cholera, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Chagas, Zika, Chlamydia, HIV 1 and 2, Schistosomiasis, Procalcitonin, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, as well as Hep B, Hep C & HIV combination rapid diagnostic test. These tests were specially designed for use in low-resource settings and remote areas with limited access to specialised laboratory equipment. Our rapid diagnostic tests are reliable, accurate, inexpensive and easy to use, with minimal training required. Rapid diagnostic tests exist for infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis, HPV, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Treponema pallidum. A new urine test exists for schistosomiasis and for procalcitonin, a marker of infection and sepsis. Maternova also offers E Coli water test, designed for community health workers. Another rapid test available at Maternova is ThermoSpot, a non-invasive infant hypothermia indicator.
One of our main goals is distributing scalable technologies and innovative health solutions that will effectively improve health in developing nations. Oftentimes, the earlier an infection is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be successfully managed or even cured. These rapid diagnostic tests allow quick, highly sensitive and specific results in a field setting, allowing proper treatment and triage to occur.