Infeccious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus
The disease affects primarily young salmonids of less than 6 months, although older fish may be carriers of the disease without showing any visible symptoms. Symptoms of IPNV include darkening of the skin, abnormal swimming, abdominal swelling, anorexia and an increase in mortality rates in case of virulent strains, just to name a few. This is a highly contagious disease and it’s distributed worldwide. Infection is both vertical and horizontal.
The ActivaQ® IPNV Diagnostic KIT consists of reverse transcription and nested PCR, increasing the sensitivity of the assay. Primers allow multi strain detection from different genogroup and new isolates.
ActivaQ® IPNV Diagnostic KIT presents two formats:
- ActivaQ® TISSUE IPNV PCR Kit, for kidney /liver samples
- ActivaQ® BLOOD IPNV PCR Kit, for blood samples