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There is a newer version of this product available: virotype SBV 2.0 RT-PCR Kit
INDICAL's virotype SBV RT-PCR Kit allows the sensitive and safe detection of RNA from Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) in samples from ruminants.
The kit contains all of the reagents for real-time RT-PCR in a single ready-to-use reaction mix. It can be used with serum, blood (individual or pooled), semen, and meconium swab samples alongside cell culture supernatant.
- Rapid and specific detection of RNA from Schmallenberg virus
- Easy-to-use single reaction mix containing controls
- RT-PCR run time of less than 2 hours
- Can be performed in one cycler run with other virotype RT-PCR assays
Schmallenberg Virus (SBV)
SBV is an enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus and belongs to the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus. Transmission of Orthobunyavirus occurs mainly by biting midges (Culicoides spp.) and/or mosquitoes. Direct transmission from animal to animal is unlikely, but a vertical transmission from dam to fetus via the intrauterine route does occur. In adult cattle clinical symptoms are a short period with reduction in milk yield, diarrhea, and high fever. In sheep, weakness and diarrhea are the main clinical signs seen. Depending on the time of gestation, infection with SBV causes embryonic loss, mummification, abortion, stillbirth, or congenital malformations with arthrogryposis-hydranencephaly syndrome (AHS).
|Product contents||Master Mix (includes primers, probes and enzymes), Positive Control, Negative Control, Handbook|
|Product type||Ready-to-use assay|
|Pathogen investigated||Schmallenberg Virus (SBV)|