Immunoenzymatic assay for the detection of antibodies to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in porcine serum samples
This kit is based on an immunoenzymatic assay (ELISA) for the detection of antibodies to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in porcine serum samples.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a swine disease characterized by acute diarrhea and vomiting. The disease is very contagious and affects pigs of all ages. The mortality may reach 100% in young piglets but is negligible in mature pigs.
PED is caused by a coronavirus distinct from the other porcine coronaviruses more especially the transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV). PED was first reported in Europe in the late ’60 and is now prevalent in Asian South East and more recently in the USA.
PED diagnosis relies on the demonstration of PEDV nucleic acids or antigens in various specimens or of PEDV antibodies in serum. Several serological tests have been developed to detect PEDV antibodies. Enzyme-Linked Immuno Assays (ELISA) are easy to perform and to be automatized.
- Indirect ELISA: Specific antigens to PEDV
-2 breakable plates/kit
-Results available within 4 hours
-Tests per kit: 184 samples