RIDA®GENE Enterovirus – the new real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of the major human enteroviruses
Human enteroviruses comprise a variety of different pathogens: poliovirus, coxsackievirus A and B, human enterovirus 70/71 and echovirus.
Most enterovirus infections are asymptomatic or present with mild cold-like symptoms. Severe enterovirus infections are poliomyelitis, Hand-foot-and-mouth disease as well as meningitis. Coxsackieviruses are present worldwide and can cause the so called “summer diarrhea”. Other severe infections with coxsackie virus or human enterovirus 70/71 can lead to conjunctivitis and myocarditis, whereas echovirus infections can result in aseptic meningitis with echovirus 30 being the most common meningitis causing serotype in Europe, America and Asia.
The new RIDA®GENE Enterovirus real-time RT-PCR allows simultaneous detection of poliovirus, echovirus, coxsackievirus, human enterovirus 70/71. The RIDA®GENE Enterovirus Assay contains all necessary components and provides results in less than 2 hours.