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The RealStar® Ebolavirus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from Ebolaviruses (such as Zaire ebolavirus, (including the Zaire ebolavirus strain detected in the West Africa outbreak 2014), Sudan ebolavirus, Tai Forest ebolavirus, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, and Reston ebolavirus) on specified instruments in EDTA plasma from individuals with signs and symptoms of Ebolavirus infection in conjunction with clinical and epidemiological risk factors.


From 18-19 September 2014 two lab specialists of the altona diagnostics team were invited to a workshop on laboratory diagnostics on Ebola infections in Real Time PCR hosted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe in collaboration with the World Health Organization.


Now available: IVD CE marked version of the RealStar® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit


altona Diagnostics GmbH recently added a real-time RT-PCR based assay for identification of the five Ebolavirus species and Marburgvirus to their product portfolio. Together with their already existing RealStar® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit for first-line analysis, which is currently used in the epidemic epicenter in West-Africa by the European Mobile Laboratory, altona Diagnostics offers a comprehensive assay family for the detection and characterization of filovirus RNA from human sample material.