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Astrovirus

Instructions

Description

CerTest Astrovirus one step card test is a coloured chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Astrovirus in stool samples.

CerTest Astrovirus card test offers a simple and a highly sensitive screening assay to make a presumptive diagnosis of Astrovirus infection.

Especifications

Method
Lateral Flow
Time to result
10
Specimen Type
Faecal
Storage up to
2

Information

Rotavirus, Adenovirus and Astrovirus are most common and major causes of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children. Pattern also observed in adults.

They are transmitted by faecal-oral contact. The main symptoms of viral gastroenteritis are watery diarrhoea and vomiting.

The affected person may also have headache, fever and abdominal cramps (“stomach ache”). In general, the symptoms begin 1 to 2 days following infection with a virus that causes gastroenteritis and may last for 1 to 10 days, depending on which virus causes t he illness (Rotavirus 3 days, Adenovirus 5-8 days and Astrovirus 3 days).

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