jeudi 10 janvier 2013

NAT HEV (Hepatitis E Virus) Assay

NAT HEV - Hepatitis E Virus - Assay by ceeramTools

Item Number for Kit Hepatitis E (assay) KHHEV for Clinical samples (CE IVD)

Item Number for Kit Hepatits E (assay) KHEV for Food & Environmental samples

Acute or fulminant hepatitis E

Hepatitis E virus is a non-enveloped single strand RNA virus. The delay of incubation is around one month. The severity of the clinical signs increases with the going age of asymptomatic case in the young children (< 6 years old) with cases of acute or fulminant hepatitis in pregnant women. The transmission via the fecal-oral route is the most usual. It should be noted that an important animal tank exist.

Blood-borne pathogen : Hepatitis E Virus

After excretion in human stool, due to their structural properties, hepatitis E virus can resist to different physical and chemical treatments. Adsorbed on particles, they can survive in different kind of environment for a long period. Food can also be contaminated by a food-handler during the various stages of food production or via the environment. Thanks to their structural properties, hepatitis E viruses can persit to different processes. The consumption of contaminated food can lead to epidemics in the population.

Real time RT-PCR method for Hepatitis E

The diagnostic by cellular culture or ELISA is not adapted to the detection of Hepatitis E virus in environmental or food samples. Molecular techniques (real time RT-PCR) are the methods of choice for Hepatitis E detection after extraction and viral RNA purification from the sample.

Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) RNA HEV Assay - RT-PCR Real Time

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