|FHV TaqMan PCR Kit||TM44300||24 rxns|
|FHV TaqMan Probe/Primer and Control Set||TM44310||100 rxns|
|FHV End-Point PCR Kit||EP44300||24 rxns|
|FHV Primer and Control Set||EP44310||100 rxns|
FHV Detection Kits
Feline Herpes Virus (FHV) is a common causal agent of upper respiratory disease and eye inflammation in cats. The virus is an α-herpesvirus which is composed of double-stranded DNA. There is only one serotype of the virus. Most cats will be exposed to the virus during their lifetime, and symptoms are typically observed as mild to severe upper respiratory disease. Nasal and ocular discharge is also common. Additional symptoms include conjuntivitis, sneezing, anterior uveitis, stomatitis and may also include salivation and coughing. In severe cases, pneumonia may develop. Herpetic ulcerative dermatitis may also occur which can be observed as chronic, non-healing skin ulcers of the face and nose. Disease is usually self-limiting, although some cats may develop a chronic infection. Kittens are typically more severly affected by the disease. Virus is shed in the oral, conjunctival and nasal secretions of infected cats, with transmission mainly by direct cat-to-cat contact. Infected cats will shed virus for approximately 1 to 3 weeks. Most cats will become lifelong, latently infected carriers, with a proportion of these cats having a recurrence of symptoms and viral shedding following periods of stress or corticosteroid treatment. As the virus is wide-spread, it is important to have a good molecular diagnosis of the virus in order to distinguish it from other feline virus that causes similar symptoms.
There are 2 kits available for the detection of FHV:
For research use only and NOT intended for in vitro diagnostics.
Storage Conditions and Product Stability
All kit components should be stored at -20°C upon arrival. Repeated thawing and freezing (> 2 x) of the Master Mix, Control Master Mix and Positive Control should be avoided, as this may affect the performance of the assay. If the reagents are to be used only intermittently, they should be frozen in aliquots. All reagents can be stored for 1 year at -20°C without showing any reduction in performance.
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