Test instructions – Type 6

These instructions (type 6) are for those test kits:

  • Code TRIP – Gonorrhea smear test kit
  • Code CHLA – Chlamydia smear test kit

Test instructions:

  • Before starting the test, read these instructions through carefully.
  • Remove the film from the test device just before you carry out the test.
  • Components of the test kit:
    • Test cassette
    • Disposable pipette
    • Test tube with lid
    • Sterile swab
    • Diluent A and diluent B
  • Carrying out the test
    1. a) Women:  With the sterile swab, take some vaginal discharge, and then place the swab inside the Vagina for 30 seconds.  Then remove the swab.
      b) Men: with the swab, take some discharge from the urethra.  If there is no discharge, put the swab ca. 2-3 cm into the urethra and turn it several times.  Afterwards remove the swab.
    2. Put 6 drops of diluent A into the test tube.  Add the swab.
    3. Now stir the fluid many times with the swab. Afterwards squeeze the fluid out of the swab carefully into the test tube.  Now dispose of the swab.
    4. Put 2 drops of diluent B into the test tube as well.  Put the lid on the tube and shake the solution until it is well mixed.
    5. Open the small  sachet, take out the test device and lay it on a clean, level surface. The best results are obtained if the test is carried out within one hour. Take care not to touch or contaminate the well or the test strip.
    6. Now use the pipette to put 4 drops of the solution into the round tray in the cassette (marked with “S”).
    7. Wait until the red line(s) appear(s). It should be possible to read off the result after 10 – 20 minutes exactly. The result must not be read off after 30 minutes!
  • Reading off the result:
    In general the lines do not have to be exactly the same, one line can be a little lighter in colour than the other. In addition traces of blood may sometimes be visible in the test device, but they have no further effect on the result.
    1. If you see a red line in test zone (T) as well as the control zone (C): this means you could be infected (see fig. a).
      >>> Please consult a doctor as soon as possible and have the result compared with a laboratory test.
    2. If you see a red line in the control zone (C) but no other line: this means you are not infected. If your symptoms persist, please repeat the test or consult a doctor (see fig. b).
    3. If you see a red line in the test zone but no line in the control zone (C): this means that the result is not valid. You should repeat the procedure with a new test kit and follow these instructions carefully (see fig. c).
    4. If you see no line of any sort: this means that the result is not valid. You should repeat the procedure with a new test kit and follow these instructions carefully (see fig. d).