On 5 Jun 1997 DAILEYD at APSU01.APSU.EDU wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
>> I am in need of a test to ID Hepatitis A virus from water samples. Is
> anyone aware of a rapid test for the detection of the virus or do I have
> to culture the virus? Thanks in advance for any help.
>> Don Dailey, Ph.D.
> Dept. of Biology
> Austin Peay State University
> Clarksville, TN
Have you thought of using the reverse transcriptase PCR to detect for the
presence of the RNA virus. I think this is the fastest way of analysing
your samples without culturing.
You just have to be careful in your preparation of your samples.
University of Hong Kong.