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Rotavirus

Description

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

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

Specifications

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

About

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 the illness (Rotavirus 3 days, adenovirus 5-8 days and Astrovirus 3 days).