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.
|Method||Colorimetric Competitive ELISA|
|Incubation Time||75 minutes|
|Storage||At least 12 months|
|Specificity||Detect MDV serogroup-specific chicken antibodies|
|Plates||2 plates||5 plates|
|Plate Format||12 X 8-well strips||12 X 8-well strips|
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.