The USDA-licensed VetMAX™-Gold SIV Subtyping Kit is a multiplex, one-step qRT-PCR kit for the detection and differentiation of the predominant subtype strains of Swine Influenza Virus (SIV), enabling the early detection of SIV in pigs and helping minimize the spread of the disease caused by the virus.
• First real-time PCR swine influenza virus (SIV) subtyping kit to be licensed by the USDA • Superior repeatability, reproducibility, and reliability • Multiple gene targets • Helps increase speed and reduce labor requirements for SIV subtyping, compared to other methodologies
In a study carried out by external collaborators as part of the USDA-licensing effort, VetMAX-Gold SIV Subtyping Kit produced 98.2% sensitivity and 100% specificity in the identification of the SIV subtype from porcine nasal swab samples. The study indicates that RNA isolated from diagnostic porcine nasal swab samples, tested with the VetMAX-Gold SIV Subtyping Kit in conjunction with the VetMAX-Gold SIV Detection Kit, can provide an economical and rapid solution for SIV subtype identification.
The core reagents are provided in the form of a Path-ID™ Multiplex One-Step Kit. PCR reagents and RNA controls are provided in separate boxes to prevent cross-contamination. The three-box format incorporates the following assays: