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Clongen Offers Real Time RT-PCR Service for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

Clongen Laboratories can now offer molecular detection based tests for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. All three viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes and present with similar symptoms.

“The latest test offerings are in line with our long term objectives to stay ahead of the curve and use cutting edge technologies for detection of new and re-emerging pathogens”, according to Dr. Ahmed Kilani, President and Laboratory Director at Clongen Labs. While serology tests may result in cross reactivity among flaviviruses particularly between Zika and Dengue viruses, molecular diagnostic tools designed to detect highly conserved and specific regions of the viral genomes afford a much greater specificity and sensitivity. Real Time RT-PCR that detects a variety of Zika virus isolates including the Brazil isolate, African and Asian isolates.

For more information on Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya virus testing please visit: - Real Time RT-PCR detects a variety of Zika virus isolates including the Brazil isolate, African and Asian isolates - Real Time RT-PCR detects all four serotypes - Real Time RT-PCR

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Tags: Dengue Virus, Chikungunya virus, Zika Virus

Date Published: May 24, 2016

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