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Test cards for Latex and RPR
Cards for Latex Agglutination and Coagulation tests
and RPR tests (also pre-packed following customer specifications).

 

 

 

Test Cards

for Latex and RPR tests

 

Immuno-Cell is the leading manufacturer of test cards for use in Diagnostic Test Kits. We are the only manufacturer

of cards with such an extended range of possibilities.

We make the cards for most of the manufacturers of test kits all over the world.

We have a long experience and we know exactly how to come up to your expectations.

The test card is a crucial part of your test kit. Since the test card is the working field on which the liquids are

spread, the quality of the card is responsable for the visibility of the test.

In general the main property of a test card is to have a working field on which the liquids can be spread

perfectly.

 

Immuno-Cell has the know-how for several decades and is your perfect partner for the cards in your test kits.

We offer a wide range of different materials and we print with different printing processes.

In the first place we distinguish 2 main different types of cards.

 

We distinguish 2 main types of test cards :

 

1) cards with "printed circles"

On this type of card the test is done

on the "card surface" itself.

The card surface has perfect spreading properties.

 

 

 

2) cards with "printed fields"

On this type of card the test is done on the "printed field"

These cards have a hydrophobic surface which

makes a "no cross-contamination" border

between the wells.

The printed fields (on which the test is done)have perfect spreading properties.

 

 

 

Different materials for the card surface


1) Laminated cardboard

For these cards we use a cardboard card (400gr/m2) which we laminate with a foil.

We have different types of foil to satisfy your expectations.

In order to obtain rigid straight cards we use the same

foil on both sides of the card.

a) Cards with a mat surface

? Laminated with mat Acetat foil, white

? Laminated with mat Acetat foil, black

 

b) Cards with a shiny surface

? Laminated with shiny treated Polyester foil, white

? Laminated with shiny treated Polyester foil, black

 

 

These cards have a surface with perfect spreading properties.

These 4 types of surface are ideal for Latex Agglutination and

Coagulation tests, but these with a mat surface are the most popular.

Cards for RPR tests (embossed and not embossed) are mostly made on white mat Acetat foil.

The cards with a black surface are printed with screen printing (on top of the foil).

The cards with a white surface can be printed by screen printing (on top of the foil) but also by offset printin (under the foil).

 

 

 

2) Mat PVC card

For these cards we use a mat PVC card of 400? thickness.

Depending of the color of Latex that you use we offer a white

and a black surface.

? Mat PVC, white

? Mat PVC, black

 

 

This material has a surface with good spreading properties.

These cards are used for Latex and RPR tests.

The circles are printed by screen printing.

 

 

3) Shiny PVC card

For these cards we use a shiny PVC, thickness 400?.

These cards with hydrophobic surface are printed with mat

fields on which the test is done.

? Shiny PVC, white (other colors on request, but not popular)

? The printed fields are black or white (with a colored circle

around)

 

 

This material is hydrophobic and is used for Latex cards with "printed fields"

with perfect spreading properties.

For the printing of these fields we use an "in-house" mixed paint.

The printing is done by screen printing.

 

 

 

4) Cards with embossed fields

For these cards we use the cardboard cards laminated

with a white mat Acetat foil and we embos the surface

inside the printed ring.

 

 

Embossed cards are mainly used as RPR cards and

"bed-side" test cards.

 

 

5) Cards with a coating

For these cards we use a cardboard card on which we put a

coating. We can make these cards with different color surface,

but the most popular have a white or black surface.

 

 

This type of card with coated surface is not suitable for Latex

or RPR tests but is used as "Dry-Dot" card.

 

 

6) Filter paper cards

For these cards we use special "blood-spotting" filter

paper of Schleicher & Schull". The printed circles can be

pre-cut with a dotted circle for easy removing a part of

the test card.

 

 

This type of cards is used for "blood spotti

 

 

7) Cards with dotted "tear-off" lines

We can make all types of cards with dotted "tear-off" lines for

breaking the card into smaller parts.

 

 

For these cards we use the cardboard cards with a laminated

foil, the coated cards, and filter paper cards.

 

 

Different printing processes

 

The printed design is made exactly following your specifications.

Most of the cards that we make are customized with a company logo and/or with the name of the test.

The printing can be done in 1 color (color of your choise) or multiple color.

Depending on the type of the card we print with one of following printing processes :

Conventional screen printing

UV screen printing

Offset printing

 

 

Packaging

 

Without specification of our customer we pack the cards per 100 with an elastic band. These packs have

on the bottom a grey protection cardboard card and on top a transparant protection PVC card. This kind of

packaging we call the "Bulk pack".

But for most of our customers we "pre-count" or "pre-pack" the cards following their specifications.

 

a) "Pre-count" cards :

in this case the cards are supplied in packs

with a grey separation card dividing the

individual pre-counted packs.

 

 

b) "Pre-packed" cards :

in this case we pack the counted cards in

a sealed plastic bag (Flow-pack).

Delivered as pre-packed cards it is for the

manufacturer of test kits very easy to

prepare the test kits.

 

 

 

It is very important that the quantity of pre-counted and pre-packed

cards is always correct in each individual pack without exception. For this

reason we do a double counting (one manual counting with a confirmation

on a counting balance) before we cut the sheets into cards.

 

Standard and OEM cards

As you can imagine most of the cards that we make are custom-made following the requirements of our

customers.However we have 6 standard cards available from stock

 

Custom-made cards (some examples)

For a production (or quotation) for custom-made cards we need following information:

 

Material of the card (on your request we send samples of the different materials)

Color of the surface of the card

Printed design

Print color (only one or several colors)

Card size

Packaging : bulk or pre-count or pre-packed (how many per pack?)

Quantity per production : for custom-made cards we

require in general a minimum order of 20 - 50.000 cards

(depending of the type of the card)

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 23:56