The Hepatitis E Virus Detection Kit (developed and manufactured by CEERAM SAS, equivalent to CEERAM part number KHEV, and distributed by Thermo Fisher Scientific) enables the detection of hepatitis E virus by real-time RT-PCR, in all types of food samples (e.g., shellfish, fruits, vegetables, processed food, etc.).
Features of the Hepatitis E Virus Detection Kit include:
• Utilizes molecular technologies for validated detection of hepatitis E virus
• Detects as few as 5 copies of hepatitis E per reaction (depending on quality of purification)
• Includes master mix, enzyme mix, internal positive control, and negative control
Detection of Hepatitis E
Serological methods have not been effectively adapted for hepatitis E detection in environmental or food samples. Due to their speed and sensitivity, molecular techniques (e.g., real time RT-PCR) are the methods of choice for hepatitis E detection after extraction and viral RNA purification. The detection limit of real time RT-PCR varies from 1 to 10 copies depending of the quality of the analyzed nucleic acid.