Clinical virology has been rapidly changing in the last years. A modern clinical virology laboratory performs various tests, such as rapid antigen testing, serology or molecular diagnostics in order to provide the best services to the healthcare institutions and patients.
Effective use of these diagnostic platforms enables the timely detection and control of infectious diseases caused by viral agents. We offer a rich portfolio of parameters and technologies for clinical virology, with a particular focus on viruses causing gastrointestinal infections and respiratory infections.
Influenza – the most common respiratory infectious diseases worldwide
The influenza, also called flu, is the most common respiratory infectious disease whereby influenza types A and B cause the annually occurring influenza epidemics. The majority of influenza A infections in humans are caused by the H1N1 and H3N2 subtypes. Worldwide, 3 – 5 million people are infected with influenza and approximately 250,000 – 500,000 die from this disease each year.
Norovirus diagnostics: fast diagnostics in outbreaks – always on the forefront
Noroviruses are a major cause of gastroenteritis world-wide with an estimated 23 million cases a year in the USA. They are frequently the reason of outbreaks in communal facilities, for instance nursing homes, hospitals, prisons, and cruise ships. Since norovirus outbreaks are reported more often than outbreaks caused by bacterial pathogens, they may have a considerable impact on public health.
The reliable norovirus diagnostic tests from R-Biopharm help clinical laboratories of all sizes detect the infection with norovirus in a simple and fast manner. Depending on their needs, laboratories may pick from our ELISA, rapid tests or PCR product portfolio.
Innovative diagnostic solutions for virology
Our virology catalogue offers technologies that meet the diagnostic and organizational needs of small to large laboratories, including:
- Real-time PCR test kits suitable for different open-platform cyclers
- Enzyme immunoassays validated for automation platforms
- Rapid tests in the form of a cassette or a dipstick – a straightforward, fast, sensitive method for detection of viral antigens in small sets of samples
You may choose from different systems to test for a variety of viral pathogens including Influenza, Norovirus, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, Astrovirus, Enterovirus, RSV, Parainfluenza, FSME, HSV, Mumps, Measles, Parvovirus and Sapovirus.
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