Biobest Laboratories Ltd



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Biobest are pleased to announce a new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). We have carried out substantial research and development work to bring this assay to market. The new test can detect both European and North American PRRSV strains and shows excellent levels of sensitivity on all sample types. The test is therefore an excellent choice both for herds screening to confirm negative status and also where PRRSV is suspected.

Determination of antibody status in pigs is used in herd-based studies to confirm freedom from specific infection, or to determine epidemiology of infection achieved the herd structure.

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV)

Our ELISA uses a UK viral strain as antigen. It has excellent specificity and sensitivity when measured against benchmark assays, but with the additional advantages of speed and economy.

Swine Influenza

We offer the Haemagglutination Inhibition (HAI) assay for the detection of antibodies to swine influenza viruses. The virus strains used are those currently most relevant to the UK swine herd, i.e H1N1 in both its classical swine and avian-like 195852 variants, H3N2, and the recent H1N2 isolate. Results are presented as HAI antibody titres. We also offer an Influenza A antibody ELISA.

Swine Enzootic Pneumonia

Antibodies to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae are detected by ELISA.