Point of Care Tests

Urine Drug Testing

A urine rapid drug test can detect drugs and their metabolites within a sample of urine. Urine rapid drug screening tests are easy to use, reliable and cost efficient.

Follow a few simple steps and results can be read within a matter of minutes. Multi tests come with free urine cups and gloves. Integrated cup tests are a hygienic and easy to use option. Ongoing support accompanies every order.

Choose from the following rapid urine drug screening tests:

 

Drug Solid Testing

Nal von minden's drug solids tests can be used in the field or for laboratory testing of unknown substances. The tests are reliable, simple to use and provide results within minutes on site. 

The tests can be used for the identification of unknown solids such as powders, tablets, liquids, resins, etc. Nal von minden also provides rapid kits for surface testing, including cocaine wipes and sprays. The tests are ideal for customs, police forces and airports among many others.

The solid tests are based on a wet chemical reaction, using the Marquis reagent.  The solid tests are easy to use, when the reagent comes into contact with the suspected substance, the reagent granules contained within the test will change colour.  In this way, the substance can be identified.

Saliva Drug Testing

The Drug-Screen Saliva test is an extremely precise and reliable screening test. Saliva testing is an alternative to urine testing. Saliva testing can be more donor friendly, less invasive and no facilities are required to carry out the test procedure. There is also the added benefit of near impossible adulteration to the sample.

Nal von minden's Drug-Screen Saliva Tests are highly accurate and reliable.  The tests are based on the latest immunological detection technology. The Drug-Screen Saliva Tests are trusted by police forces, customs, doctors and specialised clinics across the EU.

 

Rapid Slide Scanner RSS & Workstation (incl. PC) RSS-WS

The Rapid Slide Scanner (RSS) is the perfect way to interpret and document testing results. The RSS interprets all rapid test results for you, creates printouts of results including your company logo and builds an archived system of all past patient results. The device provides a highly organised system for results. The RSS is the product of a series of successful developments and technological improvements, ensuring you receive the best technology on the market.

With the device's extraordinary depth of field, the margin of error when reading is minimal, if at all. The device sets new hygiene standards as it prevents the permeation of liquids (contamination) into the machine.

 

Alcohol Breath - Urine - Saliva Testing

Alcohol is a drug that effects the central nervous system and impairment from alcohol poisioning is typically measured through a blood alcohol concentration level. Nal von minden offers a wide variety of alcohol tests to determine the blood alcohol level concentration. It has been found that deep lung breath is proportional to the alcohol levels found in the blood, which is the premise our breathalysers and blow tests work upon.

Nal von minden's products for alcohol testing are used in many European countries during traffic checks. Here you can find our alcohol tests for including digital breathalyers as well as rapid breath, saliva and urine tests in one simple overview.

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    Beta-hemolytic streptococcus bacteria of the Lancefield Group A (Streptococcus A, Strep A) are responsible for a number of diseases. In many cases they are the main reason for an infection of the upper respiratory system, such as pharyngitis (soar throat) and tonsillitis. A typical clinical picture of Strep A is a scarlet colouring; but this can also be a symptom of sinusitis or otitis media (inflamation of the middle ear). Streptococcal infections with Streptococcus pyogenes occur frequently with children between the age of 5 and 15 years.  S. pyogenes is highly communicable and the transmission typically results from airborne salivary droplet or nasal discharge. Due to the nonspecific clinical symptoms which could be suggestive of various cold like sicknesses, the diagnosis of Strep A must be made through the appropriate methods to distinguish the sickness from other viral infections.


    Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an acute, highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is an infectious disease caused by single stranded RNA viruses, known as the Influenza Viruses or Orthomyxoviridae. There are three types of the Influenza Virus: A, B and C. Type A viruses are the most widespread and cause some of the most serious flu epidemics. The transmission of the virus can be caused by direct contact of droplets from the nose or throat of an infected person, direct contact or through a smear infection.

    A/H1N1 2009: During 2009 a large outbreak of the Influenza Virus took place, caused by a new strain of the Subtype A / H1N1. The infection spread globally and was talked about as the "Pandemic H1N1 2009", and was generally given the nomenclatures "Swine Flu" or "New Flu".

     

    CrP (C-reactive Protein)

    The Capsule-reactive Protein (CrP) is a nonspecific inflammatory marker. It is a acute-phase protein whose concentration in blood increases with infectious inflammations as well as those of the noninfectious type, which is quicker (already after about 6 hours) and clearer than other parameters (i.e. Fever, increase in leucocytes). A confirmation of elevated CrP levels (> 50 mg/l bzw. > 100 mg/l) is an important indicator for acute or chronic inflammation, autoimmune or immune complex disorders such as tissue necrosis or malignant tumours.

     

    Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus, in which the white blood cells increase their levels within the liver. Inadequate hygiene is often a reason for the infection and it is therefore recommended to receive a vaccine before travelling to third world countries.   

    Hepatitis B is a serious disease in which the virus affects the liver. The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) can be a life long infection leading to liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure, and even death. Hepatitis B is a common disease, occuring worldwide, effecting the lives of millions. The grave, pathological consequences of a sustained HBV infection include the development of chronic, hepatic insufficiencies, liver cirrohsis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatitis B is transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids and through blood-to-blood contact. Higher concentrations of the Hepatitis B virus can also be found in saliva, bile and breast milk.

    The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease, which regularly develops into cirrhosis and also poses an increase risk of liver cell carcinomas. In contrast to HAV, HBV as well as HCV can lead to a chronic progression of the disease. In most cases, Hepatitis C is a chronic and serious disease. Due to the lack of passive HCV-Prophylaxe , for example after injections, it is important to quickly detect the presence of HCV.

    For this field we offer the following rapid tests: 

     

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) belongs to the family of retroviruses and to the genus of lentiviruses. It is responsible for the weakening of the human immune system. An infection leads to varying lengths, on average a several year long incubation period then leading to AIDS (Aquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome), a currently incurable immune system disease.

    The virus is spread through unprotected sex or blood-to-blood contact. To prevent the further spread of the virus and to begin appropriate therapy as soon as possible the rapid diagnosis of the infection is very important.

    For this field of diagnosis we offer the following rapid tests:  

    Infectious mononucleosis (IM), also known as the "kissing disease" is an infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr-Virus (EBV). EBV infections arise through mucous membranes (mouth, nose, throat) and the B-lymphocytes. The pathogen is transmitted through droplets, contact, or smear infection as well as through coughing, sneezing, and saliva.

     

    Diarrheal diseases are one of the most widespread sicknesses across the world and can be caused from human rotavirus (Reoviridae family) and human adenovirus (Adenoviridae family). In particular, the rotavirus-gastroenteritis and pediatric rotavirus-gastroenteritis (PRG) are diarrheal diseases that are particularly dangerous to infants and young children and are a highly contagious infection. Adenoviruses are associated with a wide range of clinical pictures. Gastroenteritis (intestinal flu, vomiting and diarrhea) and respectively gastroenteritis (stomach, intestinal inflammation) will be, especially with children, triggered by the Adenovirus Serotypes 40 and 41. With both virus types, the transmission of the disease frequently occurs by a fecal-oral route through a smear infection.

     

    The human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is an RNA Virus that belongs to the Paramyxoviridae family. It is a major cause of respiratory system complications within every age group. In the field of pediatrics, especially with children under the age of 4, it is the most common cause of serious respiratory system infections (e.g. bronchitis, cough, otitis media). Grown-ups normally show lenient symptoms, but with older people and those with a weak immune system, RSV can progress to a serious stage with high mortality rates. Transmission can occur via a droplet infection or through the mucus membranes of the mouth, nose, and eyes.


    Tetanus (lockjaw) is an acute, often deadly infectious disease which is caused by tetanospasim, a neuro-toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. The highly toxic pathogen effects the central nervous system.  In the body, the bacteria multiplies and produces tetanospasim and tetanolysin, a poison to the nerves. Tetanus effects the skeletal muscle and can lead to muscle spasms throughout the body. Clostridium tetani is found in the ground, for example in road dust, and can enter the body through a wound of any size and even scratches.

    Tuberculosis (TBC) is a chronic infectious disease which is mainly caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, other pathogesn such as M. bovis, M. africanum, and M. microti are also found sporadically in tuberculosis diseases.  In most cases the lungs are affected but other organs can also be infected, it is most commonly transmitted by the inhalation of infectious droplets. The pathogens can often be detected within the sputum of the patient.

    Rheumatoid Factor is an auto-antibody, an antibody against the organism's own tissue and immunoglobulin. The patient's immune system mistakenly builds up white antibodies against the body's own substances. Rheumatoid factor levels that are too high can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus ertheymatosus, as well as other diseases. 


    The hormone thyrotropin is a glycoprotein produced in the basophilic cells of the anterior pituitary. It stimulates gorwth, iodine uptake and the thyroid hormone production. The detection of TSH serves as a tool for the diagnosis of thyroid or pituitary gland dysfunctions. TSH levels are tested for patients suspected of having hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Increased levels of TSH generally indicate an underactive thyroid and a low TSH levels are a reliable marker for hyperthyroidism. Rarely, elevated levels of TSH can also indicate a dysfunction of the pituitary gland, such as a TSH producing tumour. This is called a secondary hyperthyroidism.

    Tropical Medicine & Parasitology

    For the following fields, we offer the following nal von minden NADAL® rapid tests:

    Special Bacteriology

    For the following areas, we offer to our NADAL® rapid tests

    Human choriongonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone, that increases rapidly in concentration shortly after the release of a fertilised egg cell in a female body. As a result, hCG is a very useful indicator for the detection of a possible pregnancy. We offer a range of pregnancy tests, that can detect hormone levels 7 days after conception, providing quick and reliable results.

    The exact determination of ovulation is advantageous in the fulfilment of a woman's desire for children. The human luteinising hormone (hLH) is a sex hormone that is jointly responsible for the ovulation in a woman's body. Before ovulation, the concentration of hLH rises significantly, thereby making it an ideal marker for the determination of a woman's most fertile days of her cycle.

    Ovulation is the release of an egg cell from the ovary.

    The NADAL hLH Ovulation Test is a complete system, which provides clear indication of the time point when ovulation will occur as well as the time with the highest chance of fertility. During this fertile time it is most probable to become pregnant.

    For this field, we offer the following rapid tests:

     

    The Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is a glycoprotein in human serum or plasma. It is produced during a pregnancy by the amniotic sac of the fetus and by the fetal liver. It is also produced within tumour cells of the liver. An elevated AFP concentration level is a tumour marker for various cancers, such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within men and women who are not pregnant.

    For this field we offer the following rapid tests:

     

    Pregnancy is a time that should be enjoyed while creating plans for the future. Eliminating concerns of premature birth is the goal of our medical rapid tests for premature birth precautionary screening. A serious risk for premature birth occurs during the 22nd to 32nd week of pregnancy. The actim™ Partus Rapid Test can either detect such a risk or eliminate the possible concerns surrounding the risk. This single step dipstick test identifies IGFBP-1 (insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1) within the cervical secretion and helps assess the risk of a premature birth as well as assessing the readiness of the mother´s body for birth. The test is intended to detect a rupture in the fetal membrane. An amniotic fluid (PROM) test, with a negative result, can confirm an intact membrane.

    For this field we offer the following rapid tests:

    Urine Analysis

    Products for urine analysis. Urine strips and readers for the evaluation of urine rapid test strips. 

     

    Venereal Diseases

    Sexually transmitted diseases are spread through unprotected sexual intercourse. Diseases include syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, and HIV. With early detection and timely treatment syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be treated in a short period of time.  For women itching in the genital area is among the first signs of a sexually transmitted disease and a further sign for both women and men is the present of a discoloured discharge and pain when urinating. On suspicion of being infected with a pathogen, it is important to immediately go to the doctor so an early diagnosis can help prevent possible suffering. In the case of a suspected infection, one should also have their partner examined to help avoid a re-infection.

    For this field we offer the following rapid tests: 

    Beta-hemolytic group B streptococci (Streptococcus agalacticae) are responsible for a number of diseases and are amongst the most common infections with life-threatening risks to newborns. They are often the main cause of wound infections, sepsis, meningitis, urinary tract infections and neonatal sepsis.

     

    Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation. In general, the menopause is not diagnosed scientifically until a woman's period has not occured for a whole year. As the body produces less estrogen, the production of FSH that normally regulates the development of the female egg increases. Testing for FSH can therefore help to determine whether a woman is in the perimenopause stage.

    The Reactif urinanalysis strips offer quick and reliable results necessary for a specific diagnosis. This brand product from nal von minden offers you the highest quality and the ability of a cost-effective diagnosis. The Reactif test line is largely resistant to Vitamin C and has an additional influence on the parameter 'ascorbic acid'.

    Here are all our urine tests for urinanalysis at a glance. Choose your urinanalysis test based on the parameters you require. 

    Here you can find the readers we offer for the mechanical evaluation of our urine tests.

    The following analytes can be semi-quantitatively analysed: glucose, bilirubin, ketone, specific gravity, blood, pH, protein, urobilinogen, leukocytes, ascorbic acid, and the qualitative determination of nitrite.

    Cardiac troponin is a heart muscle protein that is released after an injury of the heart into the bloodstream. Troponin appear 4-6 hours after the onset of infarction and detectable in the blood for up to 7 days. Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and troponin T (cTnT) are sub-units of the troponin complex. By its nature (heart muscle specific protein) cardiac troponin I is more particularly suited than any other marker for the detection of myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction.

    Myoglobin is a protein that is found mainly in cardiac and skeletal muscle. The biological function of this protein is the transport of oxygen within the cell to the mitochondira. When a muscle injury occurs, myoglobin enters the bloodstream. In the case of a heart attack, Myoglobin will rise after 1-2 hours; this is the first indication of a heart attack. After 4-6 hours it reaches its maximum levels, after 12-24 hours the levels will come down into the normal range.

    Creatine kinase MB (CK-MB) is a protein that is released, after cardiac injury of the heart muscle, into the bloodstream. CK-MB has a molecular weight of 87.0 kDa. Creatine kinase is a dimer which consists of 2 subunits "M" and "B". There are three different isoforms, CK-MM, CK-BB, and CK-MB. CK-MB is the isoenzyme of creatine kinase, which is most involved in the metabolism of the heart muscle tissue. The release of CK-MB in the bloodstream can indicate that a myocardial infarction (MI) has occured, symptoms appear within 3-8 hours after onset. The maximum value is reached between 9-30 hours and returned to normal activity within 48 to 72 hours. CK-MB is one of the most important cardiac markers and is widely recognised as the usual marker for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction.

    The NADAL CK-MB Test detects CK-MB in whole blood, serum, or plasma. The detection limit is 5 ng / mL.

    D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product, a small protein fragment that is present after the removal of a blood clot using Fribronolyse. During coagulation, the fibrinogen is metabolised by the activation of thrombin on fibrin. Fibrin is composed of D and E units. The cleavage of fibrin leads to so-called D-dimers. These are determined in order to support a thrombosis, the D-dimer concentration is determined by using a blood test. Since its introduction in the 1990s, testing for D-dimer in blood has become an important test for patients with suspected thrombosis diseases. While a negative result virtually excludes thrombosis, a positive result indicates thrombosis but does not rule out other possible diseases. Its main use therefore is the exclusion of thromboembolic disease. D-dimer testing is of clinical benefit with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). In patients with suspected disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), a test can assist on D-dimer in diagnosis.

    C-reactive protein (CrP) is a non-specific protein, which is used in addition to the diagnosis of bacterial infections and inflammatory disorders as well as in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis. This test is also very useful for the assessment of risks for heart disease. The determination of CrP mirrors can be helpful in the assessment of cardiovascular risk, heart attacks, or strokes in healthy people.

    Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the UK. There are more than twice as many cases of bladder cancer in men than in women.   

    After prostate cancer; bladder cancer is the second most common urological tumour and one of the most expensive cancers due to the lifelong care and treatment that is required.

    The cure rate in bladder cancer, on average, is over 50% however, it has a high relapse rate of 70% making regular following-ups necessary for early detection of relapse.

    The chances of recovery are highly dependent on the speed of diagnosis. When detected early, the bladder can often be saved. However in about 30% of patients upon initial diagnosis, the tumour is already in the muscular layer of the bladder. It is crucial for regular screening to detect bladder cancer before it becomes life threatening.

    For this area, we offer the following rapid test:

    Occult blood, or blood not visible in the stool (FOB, fecal occult blood), can point to various diseases (eg, polyps, fissures, diverticulitis). A particularly serious problem often leading to occult blood are colorectal carcinomas, these account for more than 95% of malignant colon tumors.

    Through early detection of occult blood (human haemoglobin) in the faeces, it is possible to diagnose diseases of the colon in its early stages. This results in a timely treatment which is crucial, especially in colorectal cancer screening.

    Through preventive screening for occult blood in the stool, the chance of recovery is increases significantly. Individuals who fall into the following categories should undertake precautionary screenings: elderly patients (over 50 years old), individuals with colon cancer in the family, alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and lack of exercise.

    For this area, we offer you our following rapid tests:

    The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a glycoprotein in human serum or plasma. It is produced during pregnancy by fetal yolk sac and fetal liver. In addition, it is also formed in tumor cells of the liver. A high concentration of AFP in men and non-pregnant women serves as a tumor marker for various cancers, such as a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

    PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is a protein that is produced by the prostate gland of males. The PSA value is measured in suspected and existing prostate cancer cells. It can also be monitored regularly as part of annual prostate cancer screening. However, the PSA level in many different prostate diseases can be increased, whether benign or malignant, when inflammation or infection of the prostate occurs.

    The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a glycoprotein, which acts as a tumor marker for various cancers (colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung). CEA is produced in most cases of colon cancer cells and enters the blood. Since CEA is, however, made by other body cells, or even with benign diseases of different organs, it can cause a high CEA value which is not necessarily linked immediately to a colon cancer. As an early marker CEA is therefore only of limited use, whereas it is of great importance in the tumor after-care.

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a rod-shaped bacterium which establishes itself in the human stomach. It is responsible for a series of gastric diseases including type B gastritis, gastric ulcer, and duodenal ulcers. In the case of chronic infection with H. pylori, the patient is also at an increased risk for gastric cancer.

    Due to the early detection of occult blood (human hemoglobin) in a stool sample, it is possible to diagnose a disease of the colon within the early stages. This allows timely treatment, which is crucial for bowel cancer prevention.  

    Through preventative screening for occult blood in the stool, chances of recovery increase significantly. People with the following risk factors should actively take preventative measures and regularly screen for the disease: older patients (starting at 50 years old), bowel cancer within the family, diet composing of meat and fat, alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and little movement throughout the day.

    For this field we offer the following rapid tests:

    There are 17 clinical chemistry parameters from Reflotron® Tests available.

    Through these parameters, the most important indication areas are covered for the initial treatment of health problems such as diabetes, lipid metabolism disorders, alterations of metabolism, kidney disease, myocardial infarction, anaemia, liver dysfunction, pancreatitis, inflammatory & autoimmune disorders, gout and bone disorders.

    We offer the following tests for the Roche Reflotron® desktop analyser: 

     

    We offer the following component parts for the care and quality control of the Reflotron® System from Roche:

    Im Rahmen von jeglichen operativen Eingriffen ist eine schnelle, einfache und zuverlässige Bestimmung der Blutgruppe des Patienten notwendig. Unsere Bedside-Karten für die schnelle Blutgruppenbestimmung haben 4 bzw. 6 Vertiefungen und sind in der Mitte teilbar, so dass eine getrennte Testung von Patient und Konserve möglich ist.

    Die Vertiefungen sind die mit Klarsichtfolie verschlossenen Reaktionskammern, in denen sich jeweils 70 μl Antiserum befinden (blau = monoklonales Anti -A-Serum (BIRMA-1), gelb = monoklonales Anti -B-Serum (LB-2), farblos = monoklonales Anti -D-Serum (RUM-1)).

    Einfache Dokumentation: Beim Etikett auf den Karten handelt es sich um ein Durchschreibeetikett - einfach abziehen und z. B. auf das Transfusionsprotokoll aufkleben.