Detection of HAV in environmental samples?

cyc at glink.net.hk cyc at glink.net.hk
Fri Jun 6 08:15:55 EST 1997

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.

C.Y. Cheung
University of Hong Kong.

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