Simple-to-use solutions for dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus detection: just add RNA
Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA arbovirus that is spread to humans primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito of the Aedes genus, causing Zika virus disease. Infected individuals may have fever, rash, joint pain, and/or conjunctivitis. Studies have shown that Zika virus can be passed from an infected pregnant woman to her unborn baby, and may be linked to birth defects.
For more up-to-date information on Zika virus and the current outbreak, visit the CDC website.
FDA-issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for TaqPath Zika Virus Kit**.
The Applied Biosystems TaqPath Zika Virus Kit (0.1 mL format) is the first Zika virus test to be issued with Emergency Use Authorization that utilizes lyophilization technology, making it simple to use.
Related products for arbovirus (Zika) detection by real-time PCR
Perform real-time PCR (IVD)
The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio Dx instrument provides your clinical laboratory with performance you can trust, security you demand, and flexibility you need in your workflow to meet the needs of your lab today and tomorrow.For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. The QuantStudio Dx Real-Time PCR instrument meets the requirements of the in vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (98/79/EC). The CE IVD-registered QuantStudio Dx Real-Time PCR System is for distribution and use in specific countries only.
Perform real-time PCR (RUO)
The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR System is ideal for all levels of users who need a high-performance instrument with features for maximum control of their experiments. Includes built-in security features, locked workflows, user account management, and options for Web browser–based or desktop analysis.
Visit thermofisher.com/quantstudio5 for more information.
Isolate viral RNA
The Applied Biosystems MagMAX Pathogen RNA/DNA Kit enables purification of RNA and DNA from viruses and easy-to-lyse bacteria and parasites using magnetic particle technology in a 96-well format. PCR inhibitors are effectively removed in the process, making the resulting nucleic acid ideal for real-time PCR and RT-PCR applications.
** This test has been issued Emergency Use Authorization for TaqPath Zika Virus (ZIKV) Kit, 0.1 mL format by the US FDA. This test has been authorized by the FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories; this test has been authorized only for the detection of RNA from Zika virus and diagnosis of Zika virus infection, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection of Zika virus and/or diagnosis of Zika virus infection under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. For full details including protocol and patient information, visit thermofisher.com/zikaeua.
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