Avian influenza refers to a disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild waterfowl throughout the world and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Avian influenza A viruses are classified into the following two categories: low pathogenic avian influenza A (LPAI) viruses and highly pathogenic avian influenza A (HPAI) viruses. H5 and H7 are the best-known HPAI viruses.
Avian Influenza Antigen Test Kit Key Facts
- Ready-to-use kits for veterinary professionals
- No special instrument is required
- Only less than 20 minutes to get a visual result
- Low cost with high sensitivity
Technical details of this avian influenza antigen test kit
Product Name: Avian Influenza Antigen Test Kit
Product code: T21195
Principle: sandwich immunoassay
Species: Avian, poultry
Samples: Throat swab
Sample preparation: Swabs are extracted with sample buffer
Specificity: 100% compared to HI/HA
Sensitivity: 100% compared to HI/HA
Package size: 25T, 50T
Format: Rapid Antigen Test Kit
Shelf life: 12 months
Storage: 2-30 C in cold and dark plate
Avian Influenza Antigen Test Kit Performance
The kit was validated against ELISA, and HI/HA experiments, which demonstrated high accuracy and precision. The sensitivity is greater than 95% and the specificity is greater than 95%.
Avian Influenza Antigen Test Kit Components
- Test cassette, 25 pieces
- Sample buffer, 25 pcs.
- Disposable swab, 25 pcs.
- Disposable pipette, 25 pcs.
- Disposable PE gloves, 3 pairs
- Kit instruction
H5N1, for example, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, was initially diagnosed in humans in Hong Kong in 1997. The virus re-emerged in 2003 and 2004, spreading from Asia to Europe and Africa, causing several hundred cases and deaths in humans, as well as the destruction of hundreds of millions of poultry. This Asian form of H5N1 aroused the concern of scientists and authorities and remains under close surveillance due to its feared pandemic potential if a mutation allows it to be transmitted from human to human.
Today, due to the continuous circulation of various strains (H5N1, H5N2, H5N8, H7N8, etc.), avian influenza outbreaks continue to be a global public health problem. The OIE objectives of promoting transparency and understanding of the world animal health situation continue to be a priority for our organization in the face of this situation, in order to protect public health and ensure the safety of world trade in animals and animal products.