equine assay data sheet
Equine hepatitis virus
code: S0233 - Ultrasensitive
detection of equine hepatitis virus (EqHV) by real time PCR.
Equine hepatitis virus (EqHV) is a
non-primate hepatitis C-like virus. EqHV may cause subclinical
disease in adult horses with transient mild elevations in liver
derived serum enzymes, very similar to EqPV-H infection.
In an attempt to eliminate the risk of equine serum hepatitis secondary
to equine biologic product administration, equine-derived
biological products may need to be tested for EqHV.
Currently, detection of this virus by viral culture is slow
and not very sensitive. Molecular detection by PCR is a
sensitive and rapid method to identify the presence of this
Confirm the disease causing agent
Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical
diagnosis of the presence of these viruses
Ensure that horse populations are free of these viruses
Early prevention of spread of these viruses
Minimize human exposure to these viruses
Safety monitoring of biological products that derive
Divers, T. J., Tennant, B. C., Kumar, A., McDonough, S., Cullen, J.,
Bhuva, N....Kapoor, A. (2018). New Parvovirus Associated with
Serum Hepatitis in Horses after Inoculation of Common Biological
Product. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(2), 303-310.
Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top)
tube; or 0.2 ml serum; or 0.2 ml fresh or frozen
tissue; or 0.2 ml culture.
Contact Zoologix if advice is needed to determine an appropriate specimen type for a specific diagnostic application. For specimen types not listed here, please contact Zoologix to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.
specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during
very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship
with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are
specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain
frozen in transit. See shipping
instructions for more information.
2 business days
real time PCR