Rapid Kits are a new range of products being developed by ADL. These sensitive, user-friendly kits are of assistance to aquatic health specialists in the field as well as the laboratory. The ISAV Rapid Kit is now available from ADL and a range of Rapid Kits to detect fish pathogens is under development.
ISAV Rapid Kits work on the principal of lateral flow (immunochromatography) for the qualitative detection of ISAV in fish kidney. The kit has both a control line and a test line that are not visible before conducting the test. The control line is a procedural control and a purple line will always appear there if the test is carried out properly. A purple line will be visible in the test line when the sample added contains ISAV.