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Point-of-Care Testing for Acute Conjunctivitis

Acute conjunctivitis – more commonly known as “pink eye” – affects nearly 6.9 million people in the United States every year.1 Approximately 1 in 4 patients with acute conjunctivitis have confirmed adenoviral conjunctivitis.2,3 QuickVue Adenoviral conjunctivitis Test is the first and only CLIA-waived, point-of-care test that detects all known serotypes of adenoviral conjunctivitis.

Early and accurate diagnosis of pink eye may prevent serious consequences including morbidity. Significant overlap exists in the clinical signs and symptoms of acute conjunctivitis and misdiagnosis by eye care professionals occurs in approximately 50% of conjunctivitis cases.4 With QuickVue Adenoviral conjunctivitis Test you can make a rapid, accurate diagnosis before the patient leaves your office.

By implementing QuickVue Adenoviral conjunctivits Test into your practice, you can:

  • Isolate and manage contagious patients
  • Prevent the spread of infection
  • Reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions
  • Reduce potential ocular allergies and toxicities associated with unnecessary antibiotic use
  • Help prevent antibiotic resistance

For information on additional eye health products, visit QuidelEyeHealth.com.


1 Thomson Reuters Medstat Marketscan Data, 2005.

2 Sambursky R, Trattler W, Tauber S, et al. Sensitivity and specificity of the AdenoPlus test for diagnosing adenoviral conjunctivitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131:17-22.

3 Sambursky R, Tauber S, Schirra F, et al. The RPS Adeno Detector for diagnosing adenoviral conjunctivitis. Ophthalmology. 2006 Oct;113(10):1758-64.

4 O’Brien TP, Jeng BH, McDonald M, et al. Acute Conjunctivitis: truth and misconceptions. Curr Med Res Opin 2009; 25(8):1953-1961

Features & Benefits


Sample collector

Sterile sampling fleece allows for a small fluid sample to be tested

Results in 10 minutes

Test and treat in the same office visit

Identifies subclinical findings

Eliminates guess work, confirms diagnosis

One reagent

Few steps, easy to perform, require minimal training

Two-color result

Easy to read and interpret

All components included in kit

Ready to use, no need for additional equipment

External controls available

Facilitates internal laboratory quality control

Room temperature storage

No need for refrigeration, can be stored in exam rooms

Product Specifications

Product Spec NameProduct Spec Data
Sample type

Tear fluid

Time to results

10 minutes

Kit storage conditions

Room temperature (15°C to 35°C / 59°F to 86°F)

External Controls

Positive and negative included





Shelf life

30 months from date of manufacture

CLIA complexity


Ordering Information

Catalog NumberDescriptionKit Size / Case Size

Test Kit

10 tests

QuickVue Adenoviral conjunctivitis External Controls