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Evaluation of a one-step test for rapid, in practice detection of rotavirus in farm animals
  1. K. de Verdier Klingenberg, DVM1 and
  2. J. Esfandiari2
  1. 1 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Cattle and Sheep Diseases, Box 7019, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
  2. 2 On-site Biotech, BMC Box 585, S-751 23 Uppsala, Sweden


An immunochromatographic test for the detection of group A rotavirus was evaluated against a reference group A rotavirus ELISA, by using a panel of 161 bovine, porcine and equine faecal samples submitted for routine examination. The sensitivity of the test was 89 per cent and the specificity 99 per cent compared with the ELISA. Its reproducibility was 100 per cent. The simplicity and rapidity of the test procedure make it suitable for use in practice.

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