Respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV) are a subgroup of the paramyxoviruses like measles, mumps and parainfluenza viruses. RSV occurs worldwide and is the main cause of respiratory diseases of newborns and children. Nearly all infants are infected until the age of 2 years because of the high infectivity. Symtoms are usually fever, rhinitis and coryza. 40% of the infants show symptoms of a bronchitis and bronchopneumonia, respectively. About 75% of the nasopharyngeal infections progress as mild rhinitis in newborns. RS viruses are transmitted by respiratory secrets after direct contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces. RSV infections occur throughout the year with a peak in winter and spring.
The Immunolab RSV IgG/IgM/IgA ELISAs are quantitative and qualitative tests for the detection of human antibodies to RSV in serum and plasma. The separate detection of the 3 immunoglobulin classes using an ELISA enables the differentiation between acute and previous infections.
Features of Immunolab ELISA kits: