Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Dot Assay Kits

RSV IgM Dot Assay Kit

RSV Dot Assay kits, including RSV IgM Dot Assay and RSV IgG Dot Assay, are a series of rapid test kits based on Gold Immuno-filtration Assay (GIFA) principle, used to detect the IgM and IgG antibodies specific to Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in human serum, and are intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of RSV infection.

RSV IgG testing results in neonates must be interpreted with caution, because maternal IgG is transferred passively from the mother to the fetus before delivery, and it will present in the infants' blood for some time. On the other hand, RSV IgM assay results are generally a more useful indicator of RSV infection in children, especially when below 6 months of age.

About Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus, and belongs to the family of Paramyxoviridae, which also includes measles and mumps. RSV is the major agent of infection in the respiratory tract of children under two years, causing bronchiolitis, pneumonia, trachea-bronchitis and otitis. And it is regarded the first common cause of lower respiratory tract infection to children.

In temperate climates, RSV is epidemic during the winter months. In tropical regions, infection is most common during the rainy season. Nearly all children will be infected with the RSV by 2-3 years of age. Of those infected with RSV, 2-3% will develop bronchiolitis, necessitating hospitalization. And to the immunocompromised patients and premature infants, the RSV infection may cause death. Treatment is limited to supportive care, including oxygen. Natural infection with RSV induces protective immunity which wanes over time; as a result, people can be infected multiple times. There is no vaccine at present.

Recurrent wheezing and asthma are more common among individuals who suffered severe RSV infection during the first few months of life as infants than infants who don't. This may suggest that RSV infection sets up a process that leads to recurrent wheezing, or those who have already predisposed to asthma are more likely to become severely ill with RSV. But one thing seems true, with those who infect RSV during early months in life, more care should be given to prevent infection with RSV later in life, especially before 3 years old.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Dot Assay Kits

No.Cat. No.Description
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SpecimenPCS/BoxQuan. per CTN Quantity Interested* Add to
1 RSV 8712 RSV IgM Dot Assay serum 25 Bulk: 1200 PCS
Boxed: 36 Boxes
2 RSV 8722 RSV IgG Dot Assay serum 25 Bulk: 1200 PCS
Boxed: 36 Boxes
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