The GaHV-2 epPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of Gallid herpesvirus 2 species by using epPCR. Gallid herpesvirus 2 (or Marek’s disease virus; MDV) is a DNA virus of Herpesviridae family. GaHV-2 is responsible of Marek’s disease, a highly contagious viral neoplastic disease in chickens. The disease is characterized by the presence of T cell lymphoma as well as infiltration of nerves and organs by lymphocytes. The route of infection is usually respiratory and the disease is highly contagious being spread by infective feather-follicle dander, fomites, etc. Infected birds remain viraemic for life. Diagnosis in poultry is complicated due to multiple etiological agents capable of causing very similar tumours.
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