ELISA Specific and Sensitive for ZIKV
The Zika virus (ZIKV) belongs to the family of flaviviruses. Since 2013, ZIKV infections have been steadily on the rise worldwide. The virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes in the genus Aedes. A transfer of the virus can occur perinatally from an infected mother to her foetus, through sexual intercourse or blood transfusion. The intrauterine infection, which can lead to foetal deformities is medically very significant.
A direct detection of the virus is possible for only a week after the onset of symptoms. Specific antibodies can be detected over a longer period, and besides an acute infection, also provide evidence of an already overcome infection.
With the high specificity of our ELISA, all three immunoglobulins IgG, IgM and IgA can be measured. A high sensitivity of our test system detects up to 60% of Zika IgM antibodies in the test material, more than with the competition. During the early phase of infection, more illnesses are affirmed, which are usually recognised as not infected. Our VIR-ELISA immunoassay is ideally suited for monitoring infected patients since it detects seroconversion.