Screening your mice? Try our Mouse Essentials PCR Panel. All the most important mouse colony screening tests, all by expert real time PCR...

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...and don't forget our Mouse Fecal PCR Panel - includes 9 important fecal pathogens.

And... just for rabbits: our new Rabbit Fecal PCR Panel tests for 3 common causes of GI problems in rabbits.

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Zoologix also performs rodent PCR tests for...

Aspiculuris tetraptera

Bordetella

Campylobacter

Clostridium piliforme

Coccidia

E. coli (enteroinvasive)

Ectromelia

EDIM

Encephalomyocarditis

Francisella tularensis

Fur mites

Hantavirus

Helicobacter

Human adenoviruses

Klebsiella pneumoniae

K virus

Lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)

Mites

Mouse adenoviruses

Mouse cytomegaloviruses

Mouse hepatitis virus (MHV)

Mouse minute virus (MMV)

Mouse norovirus (MNV)

Mouse parvovirus (MPV)

Mouse polyoma virus (POLY)

Mousepox virus (aka ectromelia virus, EV or ECTRO)

Mouse rotavirus

Mycoplasma pulmonis

Mycoplasma screen

Pasteurella

Pinworms

Pneumocystis carinii

Pneumonia virus of mice (PVM)

Rabbit fibroma virus

Rat bite fever

Rat coronavirus

Reovirus screen

Reovirus type 3 (REO3)

Rotavirus

Salmonella

Sendai virus (SEND)

Seoul virus

Shigella

Sialodacryoadenitis virus (SDAV)

Streptobacillus moniliformis

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Syphacia muris

Syphacia obvelata

Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV)

Tickborne encephalitis virus

Treponema cuniculi

Tularemia

Tyzzer's disease

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis


Mouse polyoma PCR test

rodent and rabbit assay data sheet

Mouse polyoma virus (POLY)

Test code: S0100 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of mouse polyoma virus by real time PCR

 S0100 is included on P0029 - Mouse Essentials Panel

Mouse polyoma virus (POLY) often originates in wild mice. Contaminated feed and bedding are important sources of infection, as are transplantable tumors and other biological specimens. The virus is highly contagious and is shed in all secretions of an infected animal, especially urine. Transmission is very rapid between cagemates, cages and adjacent rooms in an animal facility. Transplacental transmission has also been described.

Mice infected with this virus usually have few if any clinical symptoms. Thus many mice are potential carriers. The virus can induce tumor formation, paralysis and wasting in nude and immunocompromised mice.

Serological detection of the virus is inadequate, especially in nude mice and immunocompromised mice, which lack normal immunological response. Furthermore, neonatal mice infected with the virus may not be readily identified due to residual maternal antibodies. Molecular detection by PCR overcomes these problems and provides a highly sensitive and specific detection technique.

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of mouse polyoma virus
  • Help ensure that vivariums are free of mouse polyoma virus
  • Early prevention of spread of mouse polyoma virus among a vivarium
  • Minimize personnel exposure to this virus
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from mice

Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml urine, or 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or fixed tissue, or 0.2 ml cell culture.

For specimen types other than those listed here, please call to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative real time polymerase chain reaction

Normal range: Nondetected

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