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29th September 2021  Product update: rapidvirology staff writer

ID-VET Confirm Tests Detect Current Bluetongue Outbreak Strain

ID-Vet has confirmed its ID-Screen ELISA test and ID Gene™ BlueTongue Duplex PCR assay will detect all circulating serotypes of the Bluetongue virus (BTV), including the BTV-4 which is currently circulating in Southern Europe.

BTV is spreading through the island of Sardinia, Italy, at a very fast rate, according to local reports published on ProMed (The surveillance network curated by the International Society of Infectious Diseases). 

The Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Sardinia has reported an "alarming" increase of 1200% in dead sheep and a 550% increase in outbreaks in the past month alone.

ID-Vet currently offers the ID Screen® Bluetongue Competition ELISA kit that detects antibodies against all BTV serotypes. The kit contains a monoclonal antibody for the highly conserved VP7 protein. Only one wash step is required and returns results in 90 minutes. 

Their ID Gene™ BlueTongue Duplex PCR assay is the only commercial BTV PCR test that includes a positive control used to evaluated extraction efficiency. The kit contains all the primers, probes and master mix required to run the qPCR. It has been validated by the French national reference laboratory and according to the French standard NFU47-600-2.

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Date Published: 29th September 2021

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