As outbreaks of Japanese Encephalitis continue make ripples through the community in Australia, hospitalising unfortunate victims, it’s reassuring that a supply of accurate ELISA test kits is available from Banksia Scientific.
Made by Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics in the USA, the Japanese Encephalitis IgM ELISA Test Kit is available in Australia exclusively here.
JEV is an infection found in Asia and the west Pacific that can cause brain swelling. JEV is a virus spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It’s more common in rural and agricultural areas. Most cases are mild. Rarely, it causes serious brain swelling with a sudden headache, high fever and disorientation. Treatment involves supportive care.
JE IgM ELISA kit Background Information:
Exposure to JEV causes a disease with a number of symptoms including encephalitis. The JE IgG assay employs a recombinant antigen called JERA, which can be used as a rapid serological marker for JEV infection. The JERA protein is a recombinant antigen, which consists of a stretch of peptides from different parts of the JEV.
JE IgM ELISA Test Principle:
The Japanese Encephalitis IgM ELISA consists of one enzymatically amplified two-step sandwich-type immunoassay. In this assay, JE Detect Negative Control (Represents non-reactive serum), JE Detect IgM Positive Control (Represents reactive serum), and unknown serum samples are incubated in microtitre wells which have been coated with anti-human IgM antibodies, followed by incubation with both JEV derived recombinant JERA and Normal Cell Antigen (NCA) separately.