Anthrax

RAMP® ANTHRAX

The RAMP® Anthrax test is used to screen for the presence of Bacillus anthracis (BA) spores in environmental samples. Suspect environmental samples may include liquids or powders. A positive test result indicates the presence of BA at or above the detectable concentration of 4 ng (4000 spores). The RAMP® Platform is the first, rapid handheld anthrax detection system to meet the performance standards introduced by AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

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Bot Tox

RAMP® BOT TOX

The RAMP® Bot Tox test is used to screen for the presence of botulinum toxin (Bot Tox), the causative agent of botulism, in environmental samples. Suspect environmental samples may include liquids or powders. A positive test result indicates the presence of Bot Tox at or above the detectable concentration of 14 ng botulinum neurotoxin Type A light chain.

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Pox

RAMP® POX

The RAMP® Pox test is used to screen for the presence of variola virus, the causative agent of smallpox (Pox). The test also recognizes monkey pox and cow pox, the only other orthopox viruses in addition to variola and vaccinia, known to cause human infection. Suspect environmental samples may include liquids or powders. A positive test result indicates the presence of variola virus at or above the detectable concentration of 100,000 plaque-forming units (pfu) or more pox viruses (equivalent to 50,000 pfu delivered to the test cartridge).

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Ricin

RAMP® RICIN

The RAMP® Ricin test is used to screen for the presence of ricin toxin, the causative agent of ricin poisoning. Suspect environmental samples may include liquids or powders. A positive test result indicates the presence of ricin toxin at or above the detectable concentration of 10 ng ricin toxin (equivalent to 5 ng delivered to the test cartridge).

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Biodefense Training Test

RAMP® BIODEFENSE TRAINING TEST

The RAMP® Biodefense Training Test is used to train individuals responsible for the screening of potential disease agents in environmental samples. The test results will determine if the trainee has used acceptable operator technique and ensures correct use of the RAMP® Platform. The test contains non-hazardous training powder to mimic a potential biohazard and is intended to prepare the user for real suspect powder sampling in the field.

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