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IDEXX Leukosis Serum Screening Ab Test
Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (EBL)/Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV)
The IDEXX Leukosis Serum Screening Ab Test detects all types of antibodies against the virus (e.g., envelope proteins, capsid proteins) in individual or pool sera. The test are based on the use of an ultrapurified virus lysate and are standardized to detect the European standard serum for (E5) diluted to 1:100 in negative bovine serum, according to the requirements of the Council Directive 64/432/EEC (modified on December 11, 1984, June 26, 1991 and March 2001).
* Availability / Distribution: Outside the U.S.
- Monophasic kit
Part numbers and sizes
P02110-5 (5 plates/strips)
P02110-10 (10 plates/strips)
About Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (EBL)/Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV)
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a retrovirus that may cause lymphosarcoma in cattle. The virus resides in blood lymphocytes where circulating antibodies are unable to neutralize it. Therefore, once an animal is infected with BLV, it is infected for life.
BLV is economically significant to the producer because of premature culling or death as a result of lymphosarcoma. Another concern is the condemnation of carcasses at slaughter, which has a significant economic impact on the dairy and cattle industries. Losses from export restrictions are another economic concern of BLV infection. Countries that have bovine leukosis control programs require BLV-free certification prior to shipping cattle to their regions. Moreover, exporters of semen are under increasing pressure to ensure that their product is from a BLV-free animal in a BLV-free herd.
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