The specialists of the Reference Laboratory for Highly Dangerous Diseases of the Rosselkhoznadzor-subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” developed a test kit for detection of foot and mouth disease virus RNA using real-time PCR within the state contract No. 19/91. The test kit allows detecting all serotypes of foot and mouth disease virus RNA in biological material. The test kit was validated and its high specificity and sensitivity were demonstrated.
The "FMD real-time RT-PCR" test kit has no analogues in the domestic market of veterinary diagnostica. The development of this test kit will facilitate equipment of the country's veterinary laboratories with modern FMD diagnostic tools.