Detect West Nile Virus (WNV) RNA
UltraQual™ Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
The direct detection of WNV is a valuable tool in determining whether a patient is infected with West Nile Virus. It is also useful in determining whether blood and blood products are free of detectable WNV prior to distribution. PCR is able to directly detect WNV RNA and does not rely on antibody markers of WNV infection, which are produced after RNA is detectable in newly infected individuals.