qPCR Detection Kit
Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic disease. It is caused by a pathogen of the genus orthopoxvirus - the monkeypox virus. Various animal species, not just monkeys, can be natural carriers of the monkeypox virus. Infections have also been observed in rats, squirrels, and dogs. However, in European countries, direct contact with a sick person is responsible for the spread of the virus - the pathogen is spread by droplets and secretions. The incubation time is about 12 days.
1 × Nuclease-Free Water
1 × 2xMasterMix qPCR Probe
1 × Oligos Set
1 × Positive Control
-25°C to -15°C
Did you know...?
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV) of the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae family. It is a zoonotic disease, which means that we get it from animals, but it can also be transmitted between people. Contrary to the name, the main carriers of the virus are not monkeys, but rodents, mainly squirrels and rats. The name of the disease refers to primates because it was in monkeys in 1958 that the symptoms of the disease were first observed. The first human cases were detected 12 years later in 1970. A total of 84,560 laboratory-confirmed cases and 1,351 probable cases, including 80 deaths, have been reported to WHO.
What are the symptoms of Monkeypox
Initial symptoms of the disease: high fever, above 38.50°C, generalized or localized lymphadenopathy (as opposed to chickenpox), headache, back pain, and significant weakness. Other symptoms, delayed in time: After 1-3 days, the patient develops a rash (in order: spots, papules, vesicles, pustules, scabs). The rash usually starts on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body. When the rash appears, the person is contagious. The rash persists for 2-4 weeks. The scars after the scabs fall off due to the rash are very deep, but they disappear in 1-4 years.
How the test is performed?
Virtually 100% certainty is provided by the PCR genetic test. The use of the Real-Time PCR technique based on the detection of virus genetic material enables sensitive and specific identification of the pathogen. Genetic material analysis using our reagents is fast and accurate. Thanks to the IFU instructions included in the kit, it can easily interpret the results of making a mistake. The reaction lasts about 60 min, and the temperature-time profile is selected so that the laboratory can analyze several genes simultaneously using one device of equipment. Ready-to-use reagents are included in the kit. It is enough for the lab technician to add each of them in the right proportion and the reaction is ready. Quickly, easily and professionally.
Why is it worth doing a genetic test?
Quick diagnosis will enable the implementation of treatment. Only by means of a genetic test are we able to detect the presence of the pathogen in 100%. Rapid diagnosis counteracts the epidemic.
What can be done after the test result?
Treatment is symptomatic. Sick people must be isolated, and everyone they have been in contact with must be quarantined. Monkeypox could be the cause of another epidemic.