AsurDx™ Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) Antibody Test

The AsurDxTM Marek’s disease virus (MDV) Antibody Test Kit is designed for the detection of chicken antibodies specific to Marek’s disease virus (MDV).


  • Detects MDV antibodies of the IgG in chicken serum/plasma;
  • Procedures last less than 75 minutes;
  • Provides a simple, rapid, sensitive and cost-effective enzyme-based immunoassay (ELISA) screening method

*Availability/Distribution: Product is designed and developed by BioStone US Texas headquarter and manufactured/assembled by BioStone oversea subsidiaries or partners. Currently, the product is only available outside of the USA. Regulatory requirements vary by oversea countries; the product may not be available in your geographic area.


MethodCompetitive ELISA
Coated AntigenMDV antigen-coated Plate
Incubation Time75 minutes
StorageAt least 12 months
SpecificityDetect MDV serogroup-specific chicken antibodies

Order Information

Catalog Number10091-0210091-05
Plates2 plates5 plates
Plate Format12 X 8-well strips12 X 8-well strips

About Disease

Chickens are the most important natural host for Marek’s disease virus (MDV), a highly cell-associated but readily transmitted alphaherpesvirus with lymphotropic properties of gammaherpesviruses. Marek’s disease is one of the most ubiquitous avian infections; it is identified in chicken flocks worldwide. Every flock, except for those maintained under strict pathogen-free conditions, is presumed to be infected. Although clinical disease is not always apparent in infected flocks, a subclinical decrease in growth rate and egg production may be economically important. Marek’s disease virus is a member of the genus Mardivirus within the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae. Within the genus Mardivirus are three closely related species pMDViously designated as three serotypes of Marek’s disease virus. Gallid alphaherpesvirus 2 (MDV serotype 1) represents all virulent Marek’s disease virus strains and is further divided into pathotypes, designated as mild (m), virulent (v), very virulent (vv), and very virulent plus (vv+). Gallid alphaherpesvirus 3 (MDV serotype 2) and Meleagrid alphaherpesvirus 1 (turkey herpesvirus, MDV serotype 3) represent avirulent virus strains isolated from chickens and turkeys, respectively, and are commonly used as vaccines against Marek’s disease.