|WNV TaqMan RT-PCR Kit||TM44200||24 rxns|
|WNV TaqMan Probe/Primer and Control Set||TM44210||100 rxns|
|WNV End-Point RT-PCR Kit||EP44200||24 rxns|
|WNV Primer and Control Set||EP44210||100 rxns|
WNV Detection Kits
West Nile Virus (WNV) belongs to the RNA virus family of Flaviviridae. It is known to spread primarily through arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes. The virus infects mainly birds but is also reported to infect humans as well as pets such as cats and dogs. In humans, the majority of the infections caused by WNV are asymptomatic. However, some individuals (the majority of the confirmed cases) could enter a second, febrile stage with flu-like symptoms – commonly known as West Nile Fever. In a more serious stage, the disease becomes neuroinvasive, causing meningitis or encephalitis. Such severe conditions could lead to mortality. As the symptoms of WNV are very similar to other common diseases but can be fatal at a severe stage, it is important to distinguish the virus early in the diagnosis, particularly at the molecular level.
There are 2 kits available for the detection of WNV:
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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