The BFDV epPCR Test comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of Beak and feather disease virus species by using epPCR. Beak and feather disease virus is a single-stranded circular DNA, non-enveloped virus belonging to the taxonomic genus Circovirus, family Circoviridae. It is the causative agent of the Psittacine beak and feather disease, a fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of all Old World and New World parrots. The acute form of the disease is manifested by lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. Due to the severe immune system suppression, multiple secondary infections develop, causing death within two to four weeks. The chronic form occurs if the immune system can contain the infection of the virus and any other secondary infections. The characteristic feather symptoms, malformation and necrosis, need time to develop, as they only appear during the first moult after infection. The virus may be transferred in crop secretions, in fresh or dried feces, and in feather and skin particles.
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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