To meet the demand of domestic veterinary laboratories for avian influenza diagnosis tools, the Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” launched the production of hemagglutination inhibition test kit for the detection of antibodies to Н9 subtype avian influenza virus. The test kit validation demonstrated its high specificity and sensitivity.
The test kit was developed in the Reference Laboratory for Viral Avian Diseases based on the relevant avian influenza А/Н9 virus strain antigenically related to the isolates recovered in the Russian Federation. This test kit allows for determination of anti-H9 subtype AIV antibodies in domestic and wild bird sera.
Using the test kit will make it possible to detect post-infection antibodies in accordance with the Veterinary Rules for Laboratory Diagnosis of Type A Avian Influenza (No. 105 as of April 03, 2006) and to analyze the effectiveness of LPAI-specific prevention means being used.
The instruction for HI test kit for the detection of antibodies to H9 subtype avian influenza virus is available in the Products and Services section of the FGBI “ARRIAH” web-site.
FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office