Bovine leukemia virus


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.


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List of Available Kits

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

Manufacturer: genetic PCR solutions™