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Bluetongue virus (BTV)

The IDEXX RealPCR BTV RNA Mix is used for the identification of bluetongue virus (BTV) RNA when combined with the shared reagents of the IDEXX RealPCR platform. Samples can be tested simultaneously with any other IDEXX RealPCR reagents using shared reagents and a single real-time PCR program.

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Test details


  • Identification of BTV RNA
  • Results in approximately 70 minutes

Part numbers and sizes

99-56685 (100 reactions)

About Bluetongue

Bluetongue is an infectious viral disease that affects sheep, goats, cattle and wild ruminants, with high mortality rates in sheep. Clinical signs include intense inflammation that first affects the head, with high fever, congestion, edema of the face and tongue and bleeding ulcers of the mucosa. In the most severe cases, the tongue may become cyanosed, hence the name. Extension to the other parts of the body causes serious muscular lesions, with a mortality rate of up to 15%.

The bluetongue virus (BTV) is transmitted by a biting midge of the genus Culicoides. It is not a direct transmission via animals, so the virus is limited to geographical regions in which the midge can survive—from latitude 40° north to latitude 35° south.

Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV), a member of the genus Orbivirus, produces similar symptoms. Differential diagnosis is important to prevent widespread outbreak and economic loss.

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