The AIAV-H9 dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Avian influenza type A virus subtype H9 detection by using qPCR. Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. Influenzavirus A is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Strains of all subtypes of influenza A virus have been isolated from wild birds, although disease is uncommon. Some isolates of influenza A virus cause severe disease both in domestic poultry and, rarely, in humans. Influenza A viruses are negative-sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. The several subtypes are labeled according to an H number (hemagglutinin) and an N number (neuraminidase). There are 17 different H antigens (H1 to H17) and nine different N antigens (N1 to N9). Each virus subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with differing pathogenic profiles; some are pathogenic to one species but not others, some are pathogenic to multiple species. Influenza A is generally recognized as Avian influenza, sometimes called avian flu, and colloquially, bird flu. Avian influenza type A virus subtype H9 are documented only in a low pathogenic form in humans, but continuously circulates in poultry flocks causing enormous economic losses to poultry industry. The assay was designed to cover sequences from the core cluster of the subtype. However, as Influenza virus are fast-evolving microorganisms, the inclusivity can not be ensured for some new clonal strains of the virus.
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