PRIMA Lab SA of Balerna at MEDICA 2021 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
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PRIMA Lab SA

Via Antonio Monti 7, 6828 Balerna
Switzerland

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Daniela Colombo

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Email
dc@primalabsa.ch

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

COVID-19 NEUTRALISING Ab RAPID TEST

COVID-19 NEUTRALISING Ab RAPID TEST is a rapid test for the qualitative detection of IgG antibodies directed against the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein in human serum, blood and plasma samples. For professional in-vitro diagnostic use only.

COVID-19 NEUTRALISING Ab RAPID TEST is a rapid immunochromatographic assay, whose target analyte are IgG antibodies against the RBD (Receptor Binding Domain) portion of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. This portion allows the virus to bind to the host cell. The device is intended to be used by healthcare professionals in order to check the immune response of those who have been vaccinated - suggested to be used starting from 14 days after the end of the vaccination cycle.

SPIKE PROTEIN & NEUTRALISING ANTIBODIES
One of the most important proteins involved in the virus infection process is the Spike protein, which covers the whole virus' surface. This is divided in two portions: the first one contains a region known as RBD (Receptor Binding Domain), that allows the virus to bind to the host cell by adhering to the ACE2 receptor; while the second one allows the virus to enter the cell in a following phase. This evidence allows to assume that an antibody capable of inhibiting the interaction between the Spike protein and the ACE2 receptor would potentially prevent coronavirus infection and the associated disease. For this reason, among the different classes of antibodies produced, the G-type (IgG) anti-SARS-CoV-2 Spike/RBD are called "neutralising antibodies". Consequently, the Spike protein (or portions of it) has been used as an immunological target in the development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2. Similarly, since serological tests are able to detect the body's immune response to a virus infection, those detecting IgG anti-SARS-CoV-2 Spike/RBD IgG can show whether antibodies involved in the process of neutralising the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease have been produced.

SEROCONVERSION RATE:
  • Pfizer: 98.3%
  • Moderna: 95.2%
  • AstraZeneca: 98.5%

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ANTIGEN RAPID TEST

PRIMACOVID™ ANTIGEN RAPID TEST is a rapid assay for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens present in the human nasopharynx. It is intended to be used by healthcare professionals as a first approach in the diagnosis of COVID-19 - CE certified for professional in vitro diagnostic use only.

ANTIGEN RAPID TEST is a rapid membrane-based lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in human nasopharyngeal swab specimens. Pathogen-specific antigens can be used as diagnostic markers to detect the current infection status of an individual. SARS-CoV-2, as all Coronaviruses, has several known antigens, including its Nucleocapsid phosphoprotein and Spike glycoprotein, the latter being the visible protrusions on its surface and the main protein able to attack the host cells in human body.

WHY THE NEED FOR A COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST?
With the increase of COVID-19 cases in most parts of the world, there is a growing need for diagnostic tests that are accurate and reliable, easy to use and with quick turnaround time, in order to allow frequent testing. Tests, having such characteristics and similar to the PCR technique, have been developed, in order to facilitate the diagnosis and traceability of newly infected people: the antigen tests. Since the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus seems to occur days after exposure to it, when the viral load reaches its peak, the frequency of testing is increasingly important in order to slow down the spread of the pandemic. An effective surveillance approach cannot be performed using the standard PCR technique because, after collection, PCR samples usually require transport to specialised laboratories run by experts, this in turn requires one or more days for the results, creates a bottleneck and is expensive. This is why the need for highly sensitive and specific devices such as the antigen tests, which open the door to effective population-wide monitoring.

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COVID-19 IgG/IgM RAPID TEST

COVID-19 IgG/IgM RAPID TEST is a rapid assay for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in human whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. It is intended to be used by healthcare professionals as a first approach in the diagnosis of COVID-19 - CE cerified for professional in vitro diagnostic use only.

COVID-19 IgG/IgM RAPID TEST 
is a qualitative membrane based lateral flow immunochromatographic assay for the detection of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and Immunoglobulin M (IgM) against SARS-CoV-2 in whole blood, serum or plasma specimens. Immunoglobulins, or antibodies, are proteins produced by specific immune cells in response to bacteria, viruses, microorganisms and other substances recognized by the body as foreign antigens. There are five classes of immunoglobulins, of which IgM are generally produced as the body’s first response to a new infection, providing short-term protection. The concentration of these antibodies increases for a few weeks and then decreases at the end of the infection. IgG, on the other hand, account for about 70 80% of immunoglobulins in the blood and they are generally produced later than the IgM. IgG levels usually tend to increase for a few weeks and then stabilise. The body is able to remember the different IgG levels, which can then be reproduced at each exposure to the same antigen.

WHY THE NEED FOR A COVID-19 SEROLOGICAL TEST?
The use of a serological test allows to identify individuals possibly exposed to the virus and to take initial precautionary isolation measures in order to reduce further spread of the virus itself. In infected individuals the incubation period can vary between 1 and 14 days, with a prevalence of 3 to 7 days, after which the first symptoms begin to appear. Sethuraman et al. show the trend over time in the detection of diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2. In case of nasopharyngeal swab, the detection increases after the onset of the first symptoms, reaching a peak of detection in the first week after the onset of symptoms and then decreases steadily. IgM and IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 appear in the blood of infected individuals from a few days up to 2 weeks after these symptoms and, while IgM levels decrease after the end of the infection, IgG levels remain high and detectable. For this reason, these tests are useful for:
a) help the diagnosis of late symptomatic cases, as a support for molecular testing (nasopharyngeal swabs followed by PCR tests)
b) screen asymptomatic individuals who may have recently been exposed to the virus
c) assist in seroprevalence investigations to define population exposure levels.

HOW TO USE IT
1) Take a sample of whole blood after pricking the finger with the sterile lancet, taking care not to squeeze the pipette bulb. Alternatively, a laboratory micropipette can be used.
2) Deposit the blood sample into the sample well of the cassette.
3) Add 2 drops of diluent. Wait 10 minutes and read the results.

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COVID-19 NEUTRALISING IgG SEROLOGICAL TEST

COVID-19 NEUTRALISING IgG SEROLOGICAL TEST is a rapid self-test for the qualitative detection of COVID-19 antibodies produced after vaccination in human whole blood samples.

COVID-19 NEUTRALISING IgG SEROLOGICAL TEST is a rapid immunochromatographic assay, whose target analyte are IgG antibodies against the RBD (Receptor Binding Domain) portion of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. This portion allows the virus to bind to the host cell. It is increasingly important to support the ongoing vaccination campaigns, by checking the immune response post-vaccination. It is suggested to use the test starting from 14 days from the end of the vaccination cycle.

SEROCONVERSION RATE:
  • Pfizer: 98.3%
  • Moderna: 95.2%
  • AstraZeneca: 98.5%

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

COVID-19 SEROLOGICAL TEST

COVID-19 SEROLOGICAL TEST is a rapid self-test for the qualitative detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in human blood specimens.

COVID-19 SEROLOGICAL TEST is a rapid immochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and Immunoglobulin M (IgM) against SARS-CoV-2 in human blood samples. The test was evaluated in a number of hospitals and research centers, in comparison with two different commercial ELISA tests reference. The use of this test is important to identify people potentially infected with SARS-CoV-2, in addition to, but not as a replacement of, molecular tests, allowing them to take precautionary measures in order to reduce further spread of the virus.

IMPORTANT: the test doesn't detect an ongoing infection.

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

VITAMIN D TEST

VITAMIN D TEST is a CE certified rapid self-test for the semi-quantitative detection of Vitamin D in human whole blood.

VITAMIN D TEST is an immunochromatographic assay that, thanks to specific antibodies, is able to detect the levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in blood sample and highlight its concentration thanks to the intensity of the Test Line (T) obtained. Results in 10 minutes.

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IRON FER TEST

IRON FER TEST is a CE certified self-test for the detection of ferritin levels in whole blood samples.

IRON FER TEST is an immunochromatographic assay which detects the protein Ferritin thanks to special monoclonal gold-conjugate antibodies embedded to test strip. Cut-off 30 ng/mL and results in 5 minutes.

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PROSTATE PSA TEST

PROSTATE PSA TEST is a CE certified self-test for the determination of the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) in whole blood samples.

PROSTATE PSA TEST is an immunochromatographic assay which detects the PSA thanks to special monoclonal gold-conjugate antibodies embedded to test strip. Results in 5 minutes.

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ALLERGY IgE TEST

ALLERGY IgE is a CE certified self-test for the determination of total class E Immunoglobulins (IgE) in whole blood samples.

ALLERGY IgE TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects the presence of IgE antibodies in the blood in concentrations above average, using special monoclonal antibodies conjugated with gold and integrated into the reactive strip. Results in 5 minutes.

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THYROID TSH TEST

THYROID TSH TEST is a CE certified self-test for the determination of the levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in whole blood samples.

THYROID TSH TEST is an immunochromatographic assay which detects the protein TSH thanks to special monoclonal gold-conjugate antibodies embedded to test strip. Cut-off 5 μIU/mL. Results in 10 minutes.

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TETANUS TEST

TETANUS TEST is a CE certified self-test for the determination of the level of antibodies (class G Immunoglobulins – IgG) against tetanus in whole blood samples.

TETANUS TEST is an immunochromatographic assay which detects the presence of specific antibodies IgG against tetanic toxin thanks to special monoclonal goldconjugate antibodies embedded inside the test strip. Results in 5 minutes.

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C-REACTIVE PROTEIN TEST

C-REACTIVE PROTEIN TEST is a CE certified self-test for the detection of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels in blood.

C-REACTIVE PROTEIN TEST is an immunochromatographic assay which detects the CRP level thanks to special monoclonal gold-conjugate antibodies embedded to test strip. Results in 5 minutes.

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST

FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST is a sample collection kit for detection of 64/90/120 food intolerances in blood.

FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST is performed on the sample by a specialized laboratory through an ELISA method in order to specifically detect if antibodies (IgG) against 64/90/120 different food are present into the blood sample.

HOW TO USE IT
1) The sample is a blood drop taken with the provided sterile lancet.
3) Deposit a big drop of blood within the circle on the absorbent pad. The blood sample must cover the whole absorbing membrane.
4) Fill the form included with the kit and sign it. Put the the absorbent pad card into the plastic bag supplied, close the zip and ship together with the form into the pre-printed envelope included.

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

CELIAC TEST

CELIAC TEST is a CE certified elf-test for the detection of Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) antibodies (anti-DGP), IgA and IgG in blood.

CELIAC TEST is based on an immunochromatographic reaction. If the antibodies (IgA and IgG) are present into the sample, they will react with the deamidated gliadin. A positive result means that the concentration of antibodies is nearby to 20 U/mL. Results in 10 minutes.

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HELICOBACTER PYLORI TEST

HELICOBACTER PYLORI TEST is a CE certified Self-test for the determination of anti Helicobacter pylori antibodies in whole blood samples.

HELICOBACTER PYLORI TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects the presence of anti-Helicobater pylori IgG antibodies in the blood, using special monoclonal antibodies conjugated with gold and integrated into the reactive strip. Results in 5 minutes.

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HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIGEN TEST

HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIGEN TEST is a CE certified self-test for the detection of the Helicobacter pylori antigen in stools sample.

HELICOBACTER PYLORI ANTIGEN TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects the presence of specific Helicobacter pylori antigens in stools by using special monoclonal antibodies conjugated with gold and integrated into the reactive strip. Results in 5 minutes.

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BOWEL FOB TEST

BOWEL FOB TEST is a CE certified self-test for the detection of faecal occult blood - FOB.

BOWEL FOB TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects the smallest amounts of blood in stool samples by using highly specific monoclonal antibodies. These properties mean that the BOWEL FOB TEST does not require particular dietary restrictions before being carried out. Results in 5 minutes.

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URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS TEST

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS TEST is a CE certified self-test for the detection of leukocytes,
blood, nitrites and proteins in urine.

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS TEST detects the presence of non-phisiological levels of leukocytes, blood, nitrites and proteins in urine thanks to specifc chemical reactions which are visibile with a colour change of the reactive area. Results in 2 minutes.

Overall Accuracy:
a) Leukocytes 97,6%
b) Blood 96%
c) Protein 88%
d) Nitrite 100%

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DRUG TEST

DRUG TEST is a self-test for the detection of 6 drugs in urine: Morphine, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine and Methadone.

DRUG TEST Panel is an immunochromatographic assay that can be performed without the use of an instrument. The test utilizes monoclonal antibodies to selectively detect levels of specific drugs in urine. Results in 5 minutes.

Overall Accuracy:
a) Amphetamine (AMP) 99,9%
b) Methamhetamine (MET) 99,9%
c) Cocaine (COC) 99,9%
d) Morphine (MOP) 99,9%
e) Methadone (MTD) 99,9%
f) Marijuana (THC) 99,9%

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MENOPAUSE FSH TEST

MENOPAUSE FSH TEST is a CE cerified self-test for the determination of the Follicle Stimulating Hormone - FSH in urine.

MENOPAUSE FSH TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects FSH through special goldconjugated monoclonal antibodies included in the reactive strip. Cut-off 25 mIU/mL. Results in 5 minutes.

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OVULATION LH TEST

OVULATION LH TEST is a CE certified self-test for the detection of the LH level in urine.

OVULATION LH TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects LH through special goldconjugated monoclonal antibodies included in the reactive strip. Cut-off 25 mIU/mL. Results in 5 minutes.

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Product category: Diagnostic rapid tests

EARLY PREGNANCY TEST

EARLY PREGNANCY TEST is a CE certified self-test for the early detection of the hCG in human urine sample.

EARLY PREGNANCY TEST is an immunochromatographic assay for the early detection of hCG hormone in urine by using a combination of one monoclonal-dye conjugate and another one monoclonal-solid phase antibody to selectively identify hCG in test samples. Cut-off 10 mIU/mL. Results in 5 minutes.
Overall Accuracy 100%

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SPERM TEST

SPERM TEST is a CE certified self-test for in vitro qualitative estimation of sperm concentration in human semen.

SPERM TEST is biochemical assay for in vitro qualitative estimation of sperm concentration in human semen. Sperm cells are trapped on the first surface layer of the membrane, while a staining solution is used to dye sperm cells. The darker is the colour of well A, the higher is the sperm concentration. If the colour of well A is lighter than the standard colour of reference well B, it means that the concentration of sperm is less than 15 million/mL. If the colour of well A test is darker than the standard colour of reference well B, it means that the sperm concentration is greater than 15 million/mL. Results in 2 minutes.

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STREP A TEST

STREP A TEST is a CE certified Self-test for the detection of Group A ß-hemolytic streptococcus bacteria in throat infection.

STREP A TEST is an immunochromatographic test that detects the presence of specific Streptococcus A antigens in troat swab samples by using special monoclonal antibodies. Results in 5 minutes.

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VAGINAL pH TEST

VAGINAL pH TEST is a CE certified self-test for the semiquantitative determination of pH in female vaginal swab specimens.

A pH paper is used to determine pH levels in specimen obtained through a vaginal swab. As soon as the swab containing the specimen from vagina comes in contact with the pH paper encased in the test panel, a colour change occurs. Different pH levels can result in different grades and shades of colour with each colour grade/shade specifying a particular pH level on the colour scale. Cut-off 3.8-7.0. Results in less than 1 minute.

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GIARDIA PET TEST

GIARDIA PET TEST is a rapid test for the qualitative identification of Giardia lamblia antigens in animal faeces.

GIARDIA PET TEST is a lateral flow immunochromatographic rapid assay for the qualitative identification of Giardia lamblia antigens in animal faeces. During testing, a specimen is applied into the sample well on the cassette test. Giardia antigens, if present in the specimen, react with anti-Giardia antibodies coated colloidal gold particles in the test strip. Results in 10 minutes.

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URINARY CHECK-UP PET TEST

URINARY CHECK-UP PET TEST is a pet urinary screening test.

URINARY CHECK-UP PET TEST contains plastic strips on which are applied 10 test areas. The test is intended for qualitative and semi-quantitative analysis of 10 parameters in animal urine, such as: bilirubin, blood, glucose, ketones, pH, proteins, specific gravity, urobilinogen, leukocytes and nitrites. Urinalysis is an important tool in pet disease detection, as well as monitoring and screening animal health. Abnormalities can be indicative of diseases of urinary system as well as other organ systems, including liver function, acid-base balance and carbohydrate metabolism. Results in 2 minutes.

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About us

Company portrait

PRIMA Lab SA was launched in Switzerland in 2014 from the founder's passion to build a company that prevents disease before a treatment is needed. Our core business began with online sales of IVD tests, then we have grown into an R&D focused company and certified top quality Swiss manufacturer.

Our brands:
  • PRIMA Home Test includes all the self-tests for humans' health and the one of their pet - layman use;
  • PRIMA Professional is the category of tests reserved for professional use only;
  • PRIMACOVID is the portfolio dedicated to COVID-19 emergency, both professional and home use.
Stay healthy, live better with PRIMA.

Company data

Number of employees 50-99
Foundation 2014
Area of business
  • Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices
  • Diagnostic tests