rodent and rabbit assay data sheet
Mouse polyoma virus (POLY)
Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of mouse polyoma virus by
real time PCR
S0100 is included on
P0029 - Mouse Essentials Panel
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.
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
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.
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
Minimize personnel exposure to this virus
Safety monitoring of biological products that derive
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.
types other than those listed here, please call to confirm
specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.
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
for more information.
2 business days
real time polymerase chain reaction
Normal range: Nondetected