First USDA-licensed ELISA test kit for AI launched
Idexx Laboratories announces the worldwide launch of FlockChek AI
MultiS-Screen Ab Test Kit.
The first USDA-licensed ELISA test kit that identifies antibodies against
any avian influenza virus subtype in five avian species - chicken, turkey, duck,
goose, ostrich - with a single test.
Robust results are achieved through excellent sensitivity and specificity,
reducing confirmatory tests and saving time and money, says the company.
The Test Kit screens and monitors populations of five avian species for the
AI virus. This depth and breadth in AI screening allows laboratories to reduce
test time and test kit inventory. Results are identified at 13 days
â€œIDEXX is committed to continual improvement of the process and performance
of our poultry testing so customers can effectively monitor flock health,â€ said
Dr Pablo Lopez, Idexx worldwide poultry marketing manager. â€œThis new AI test kit
follows our easy-to-use ELISA protocol. With 99.7% specificity and 95.4%
sensitivity, the new AI MultiS-Screen Ab Test minimises the need for many
Ready-to-use reagents are part of the test kit to allow simultaneous
testing of multiple samples for higher throughput. Tests can be semi-automated
or processed robotically to decrease human error.
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