What is the INSTI® HCV Test?
The INSTI® HCV Antibody Test is the world’s first one minute test. It is highly accurate, affordable, and easy-to-use. The platform is an entirely portable system requiring no additional equipment, allowing providers to perform the test in multiple settings, from clinical labs to remote testing centers. With IgG and IgM procedural control and the ability to test for HCV genotypes 1 – 6, the INSTI HCV Antibody Test is an excellent tool in the fight against Hepatitis C.
A hepatitis C blood testing is used to determine if someone has ever been infected with the hepatitis C virus.
The INSTI hepatitis C blood tests look for antibodies to the hepatitis C Virus in the blood. They are chemicals that are released into the bloodstream when infected.
Test yields results in as little as 60 seconds
Its rapid results makes it easy to include in a variety of workflow models
INSTI works with most testing algorithms
Detects IgM and IgG Antibodies
Unique immunofiltration “flow-through” design
Lancet, pipette and alcohol swab included
No timers required
Whole Blood / Serum / Plasma
INSTI is trusted by healthcare professionals globally with over 15 million tests already performed. The INSTI platform provides accurate results in 1 minute, where other competing products require 20 minutes to days for their results.
Use the lancet to prick your finger and collect a drop of blood.
Add your blood into Bottle 1 and shake.
Shake and pour solutions one at a time.
This year we were able to test 72 people in a single day. As the event promotes HIV/AIDS awareness, it’s natural that we would also offer rapid HIV testing. We want to make sure everyone knows they can get their test results in 60 seconds. It’s so much easier and more attractive for people to come and get tested if they know it’s that fast.
When testing is fast and portable, it’s so much easier to offer it there and then. Removing the barriers to access is a huge priority for us. The INSTI test kit is game-changing because it allows people to know their status so quickly.
With the last test we were using, there were some concerns about window periods and the length of time it took for the test to run. It made outreach testing too complicated. Very quickly after trying INSTI in the field, we realized that a one-minute test would be ideal for use in public spaces and it could enhance our outreach programs