WOUNDCHEKTM Protease Status

Test Procedure

 

WOUNDCHEKTM Protease Status How to Use video

Remove test card from foil pouch just prior to use and lay it flat on the work surface.

Hold Reagent bottle vertically, 1 to 2 centimeters above the test card.

Slowly add four (4) free-falling drops of Reagent to the TOP hole.

Insert sample swab into the BOTTOM hole (in the middle of the green circle). Firmly push upwards so the swab tip is fully visible in the top hole.

Rotate swab shaft five (5) times clockwise to ensure that the sample is mixed completely with the Reagent in the well. DO NOT REMOVE SWAB.

Wait ten (10) minutes.

Peel off adhesive liner from the right edge of the test card. Close and securely seal the card.

Read test result in window five (5) minutes after closing the test card.

If the control line (C) does not appear, or background color interferes with the reading of the result, the test is invalid.

For all valid tests, interpret the results by comparing the color intensity of the Test Line (T) to the color intensity of the Result Interpretation Reference Line (R), which is located on Result Interpretation Reference Strips provided in the kit. Hold the Reference Strip next to the test result viewing window, such that the Reference Line (R) aligns with the Test Line (T) in the window.

If the color intensity of the Test Line (T) is lighter than the color intensity of the Reference Line (R), or the Test Line (T) is not visible at all, then the sample contains elevated levels of inflammatory protease activity (E↑).

If the color intensity of the test line (T) is darker than or equal to the color intensity of the Reference Line (R), then the sample contains low levels of inflammatory protease activity (L↓).