Parainfluenza viruses are a subgroup of the paramyxoviruses like measles, mumps and respiratory sync. viruses. Parainfluenza viruses types 1 to 3 occur worldwide. They are transmitted by droplet infection. Parainfluenza viruses are the causative agents for the majority of acute respiratory infections of small children until the age of 3 years in temperate climate zones. 90% of the 10 years old children have already specific antibodies to Parainfluenza. The disease occurs mainly during the cold season. Parainfluenza virus causes infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract as well as feverish diseases and inflammations of the CNS apart from the known association to croup and bronchitis. Further typical symptoms are rhinitis, cough and pharyngitis. Parainfluenza 3 is endemic and causes severe diseases. Together with RSV, Parainfluenza 3 is one of the most common pathogens for bronchiolitis and pneumonitis in infants.
The Immunolab Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3 IgG/IgA/IgM ELISAs are quantitative and qualitative tests for the detection of human antibodies to Parainfluenza virus types 1, 2 and 3 in serum and plasma. The separate detection of the 3 immunoglobulin classes using an ELISA enables a differentiation between acute and previous infection.
Features of Immunolab ELISA kits: