SERATEC® PSA Semiquant is an immunochromatographic rapid test for the detection of the Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) that is a marker of seminal fluid. Originally developed as a rapid test for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer, SERATEC PSA Semiquant was later adapted for the forensic purposes and is now considered to be an indispensable instrument for criminal investigations in which the question of semen presence has to be answered.
40 individually sealed tests in a box with plastic pipettes and 50 mL dilution buffer
Sensitivity: cut-off at 2 ng/mL
Test result after only 10 Minutes
Easy in use, no extra preparations needed
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PSA in body fluids
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