Immunoenzymatic assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) in porcine serum
Swinecheck® PCV2 IgG indirect is an immunoenzymatic assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) in porcine serum.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
PCV2 has been associated to various clinical signs in weaned and growing pigs (the so-called Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases, PCVAD), the most important being the Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS). Other frequent conditions associated with PCV2 include Porcine Dermatitis and Nephropathy Syndrome (PDNS), enteritis, myocarditis, and abortions or stillbirths.
Diagnosis of PCVAD relies on the demonstration of typical lesions associated with the presence of PCV2 nucleic acids or antigens. Measurement of antibodies (serology) may be helpful in evaluating virus exposure. It is also useful to evaluate the decrease of maternally derived antibodies and to implement efficient vaccination programs. Numerous serological assays have been developed to detect PCV2 antibodies (IFA, IPMA, ELISA, etc.). Enzyme-Linked Immuno Assays (ELISA) are the most popular as they are easy to perform and to be automatized.
- Test per kit: 184 samples
- Recombinant antigen (PCV2 capsid)
- Indirect quantitative ELISA
- Results within two hours