The BLV dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for Bovine leukemia virus detectionby using qPCR. Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a single-stranded RNA retrovirus belonging to the genus Deltaretrovirus. Infection with the virus most often does not cause any clinical signs, however, about 30 % of the infected animals develop a lymphoproliferation and about 5 % develop leukemia. Finally 1 to 5 % of all infected cattle, develop malignant tumors known as lymphosarcomas. The disease is blood borne and can be spread by direct transfer of blood from one animal to another by an insect vector, contaminated needles, dehorners, or ear taggers. Congenital infection is seen in less than one in ten calves born from positive dams.
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