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altona Diagnostics Brasil LTDA, São Paulo, the Brazilian subsidiary of the German infectious disease specialist altona Diagnostics GmbH (altona), Hamburg, got registration approval of ANVISA for its real-time PCR kit to detect RNA of Zika virus in human sample material such as blood plasma, serum and urine.


The new CE-IVD marked RealStar® Yellow Fever Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 is eveloped for parallel testing with the CE-marked RealStar® Kits Zika 1.0, Dengue 2.0, Rift Valley fever virus 1.0 and Chikungunya 2.0.


This kit was developed to confirm results gained by the usage of RealStar® MERS-CoV RT-PCR Kit 1.0 if necessary.


The new developed RealStar® HDV RT-PCR Kit 1.0 allows the detection and quantification of HDV RNA of all eight clades.