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Table 2 Shows the steps required to correctly and safely prepare a Circulating cathodic Antigen rapid diagnostic test

From: Integrating use of point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen rapid diagnostic tests by community health workers during mass drug administration campaigns to improve uptake of praziquantel treatment among the adult population at Kome Island, North-Western Tanzania: a cluster randomized community trial

S/no The steps required to correctly and safely prepare a circulating cathodic antigen test (Critical steps in noted boldface type) Score
1 Prepare the diagnostic table (cover it with a plastic cover), assemble new test, pippete and gloves  
2 Put on a pair of gloves  
3 Provide participants with new urine container (s) and instruct them on how to collect urine sample(s) using the provided container  
4 Recording participants demographic information (name, age, sex and village of residence) in the registry when submitting urine sample (s) at the diagnostic table  
5 Receive urine sample from participant (s) label the container with participants identification number and place it in a sample collection dish  
6 Take Point-of-Care circulating cathodic antigen test kit (s), label it with participants (s) identification number which is similar to the one written on the urine container  
7 Place the labelled point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen test kit on the table (level surface)  
8 Take the urine container with identification number similar to the one labelled on the point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen test kit and collect urine sample using the enclosed pipette and pour 1–3 drops of urine sample in a test kit well  
9 Dispose the used pippete in a waste bucket immediately after pouring the urine sample in a test kit  
10 Dispense 2–3 drops of clearing buffer if provided in a sample well  
11 Wait for 15–20 min before reading the POC-CCA test result (either positive or negative)  
12 Read the result correctly (either negative or positive)  
13 Record the result of the POC-CCA test in the participant register book  
14 Give the test result (s) to participants, and based on the test result, advise them (either to take treatment if results are positive or no treatment if negative)  
15 Dispose of used gloves, desiccant, wrappers and used test kits.  
  1. The bolded sentences shows the most critical steps during preparation and use of the point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen test