IQ Ultimate™

The IQ Ultimate™ patch test unit has important new features due to it’s new carrier tape. The test unit is based on the widely used IQ Ultra™. The three features below are unique for IQ Ultimate™.
  1. Water resistant – permits showering
  2. Elastic – allows normal daily activities
  3. Transparent – facilitates reading of the tests
Each chamber is made of additive-free polyethylene plastic foam with a filter paper incorporated.
The rim of each chamber has an adhesive layer to optimize adhesion to the skin and to eliminate leakage. This makes IQ Ultimate™ a closed-cell system enhancing occlusion and confining the test reaction within the chamber parameter. This feature is crucial in standardized patch testing which is based on the concept dose/area and the area has to be exactly defined.The chambers are made of thin and soft polyethylene foam material to maximize patient comfort.A hypoallergenic  transparent carrier film is used for the IQ Ultimate™.
Each strip of 10 chambers of IQ Ultimate™ is attached to a protective plastic cover with corresponding compartments which makes it possible to re-attach the tape after advance filling of the chambers with the haptens.
  • The volume of the chamber is 32 µl and the inside area of the chamber is 64 mm2.
  • The width of the tape is 52 mm and the length is 118 mm.
  • Packaging & Service
  • The IQ Ultimate™ is supplied in cardboard boxes containing 100 units per box (100×10 chambers). A Reading Plate for IQ Ultra™ / IQ Ultimate™ is supplied in each box.
  • The IQ Ultimate™  is  available  worldwide through the extensive network of Chemo­technique Dia­­gnostics distributors.



Instructions on the website are found here and they can be downloaded as a pdf from here

Patent information

In the following countries there is an existing patent:
USA: (10/501 555, 7 798 976, 21014925).
EPC:(03700668.1, 1 474 042, 21014926) in Belgium (BE), Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Italy (IT), The Netherlands (NL), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE) and Great Britain (GB) (21038793-21038802).