Snake Venom Detection Kit (SVDK)
CSL SVDK is a rapid, sandwich enzyme immunoassay used to immunotype the venom involved in clinically significant snake envenomation and assist clinicians in selecting the most appropriate monovalent antivenom therapy.
SVDK Product Leaflet
SVDK Method Summary
Yellow Sample Diluent
EIA Test Strip
- Three vials of Yellow Sample Diluent (any venom sample must be mixed in the diluent, one vial for each test).
- Three cotton swabs for venom sampling (used to swab the bite site, one for each test).
- Three test strips, the main component of the assay (one for each test).
- One strip holder to assist with washing the strip and ensure the correct orientation of the test strip (to be reused in all three tests).
- One vial of Chromogen, the reagent added during each test (to be reused in all three tests).
- One vial of Peroxide, the reagent added during each test (to be reused in all three tests).
- Product Leaflet.
The SVDK is used for in vitro detection and immunotyping of snake venom at the bite site, in urine, blood or other bodily tissues in cases of snakebite in Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The kit detects the common Australian and PNG elapid venoms and categorises them into one of the five main medically important snake immunotypes: Tiger, Brown, Black, Death Adder, and Taipan.
Snake Venom Detection Kit
Last Updated: 21/05/2010