The AHEV dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of Avian hepatitis E virus by using qPCR. Avian hepatitis E virus (AHEV) infection is a disease of broiler breeders and table-egg layers. This virus is a species within a yet-to-be named genus in the family Hepeviridae. The other genus in this family is Hepevirus that includes the species Hepatitis E virus (HEV), which infects mammals. In 2001, a virus was first isolated in the USA from the bile of chickens with HS syndrome. Based on genome organisation and significant nucleotide sequence identities with human and swine hepatitis E viruses, the isolated virus was classified as avian HEV to distinguish it from mammalian HEV. Avian HEV shares common antigenic epitopes and approximately 50% nucleotide sequence identity with mammalian HEV.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices