CerTest Adenovirus Resp. one step card test is a coloured chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Adenovirus from nasal swab, nasopharyngeal wash or aspirate specimens.
CerTest Adenovirus Resp. card test offers a simple and a highly sensitive screening assay to make a presumptive diagnosis of Adenovirus respiratory infection.
Adenoviruses most commonly cause respiratory illness; however, depending on the infecting serotype, they may also cause various other illnesses, such as gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, and rash illness.
Symptoms of respiratory illness caused by Adenovirus infection range from the common cold syndrome to pneumonia, croup, and bronchitis.
Patients with compromised immune systems are especially susceptible to severe complications of Adenovirus infection. Adenovirus is transmitted by direct contact, fecal-oral transmission, and occasionally waterborne transmission. Some types are capable of establishing persistent asymptomatic infections in tonsils, adenoids, and intestines of infected hosts, and shedding can occur for months or years.