TRYPANOSOMA gambiense TEST (CATT), accessories for 1 test


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TRYPANOSOMA gambiense TEST (CATT) accessories


This test is worded and codified by unit to make the order easier, but it is always packaged in kit of 250.


Accessories for the direct agglutination test allowing rapid detection of antibodies to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in blood.

Used for the screening of Trypanosoma gambiense trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness). Does not detect Trypanosoma rhodesiense.


CATT test (Card Agglutination Test for Trypanosomiasis), Testtryp CATT


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Accessories box including:

  • 300 heparinised capillary tubes
  • 1 mini-bulb for capillary tubes
  • 26 plastic cards of 10 tests each
  • 1 syringe of 2.5 ml
  • 3 plastic agitators
  • 8 dropper bottles

Packaging & Labelling

Kit of accessories for 250 tests

(Also available in 500 tests packaging)

Instructions for use

The reagent kit and the accessories kit are sold separately, but both of them are essential for performing the test. Although they are not submitted to the same transport regulations, they must to be ordered together.

Please consult the “Updated laboratory procedures, 2022” available online via the Laboratory working Group sharepoint page: Laboratory Procedures and Resources.

For offline access, contact your laboratory advisor.


  • The tubes must be stored in dry atmosphere at room temperature
  • The tubes must NOT be subject to any cold damp conditions

(Cf Introduction: Thermosensitive products)

Waste management

Incinerate the tests and the used materials.

MSF requirements

Easy to perform for mass screening.

Good sensitivity.

Can be performed as qualitative or quantitative method.

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