Viruses

Foodborne viruses can cause various, sometimes serious conditions. Contamination of foods is usually through infected persons or contaminated waste water. Viruses can not reproduce on food, but small amounts of residing viruses may be sufficient to cause infection.
The standard method for virus detection in food is PCR. BIOTECON Diagnostics offers a norovirus real-time PCR kit specifically for the investigation of food.


foodproof® Hepatitis A Virus Detection Kit

The foodproof Hepatitis A virus Detection Kit quickly and reliably detects Hepatitis A virus in food and drinking water samples by real-time PCR. The Hepatitis A virus can cause a liver infection and is highly contagious. Infection may be direct from person to person or indirect, such as through contaminated food. Outbreaks are frequently observed in community facilities, such as commercial kitchens and school cafeterias.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 64
  • Product No.: R 302 37

5'Nuclease
  • Reactions: 64
  • Product No.: R 302 37

Specifications:

Target
  • Hepatitis A Virus
  • MS2-Phage (process control)

Matrix
  • Fruits, berries, shellfish (incl. pacific oysters, mussels), minced meat, drinking water