Classical swine fever virus: a ring test to evaluate RT-PCR detection methods.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Six laboratories participated in an exercise to compare the sensitivity and specificity of RT-PCR tests for the detection of classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Two sets of coded samples were prepared by serial dilution of positive samples and then distributed to each of the laboratories. One set comprised 34 samples of random primed cDNA. These had been synthesised from viral RNA representative of seven different genetic subtypes of CSFV. The other set comprised 40 clinical samples containing tonsil, spleen, whole blood or serum from a pig that had been experimentally infected with CSFV. E…

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