Intended use of the test kit
This diagnostic test-system for the establishment of Rabies infection is intended to identify antibodies against epitopes of rabies virus in serum or plasma samples. In contrast to other test systems this standardized ELISA based on whole-inactivated virus, has a very high sensitivity and specificity.
Principle of the test kit
The test is based on the reaction of semi purified virus with polyclonal dog antibodies.
To this end purified rabies antigen have been coated to a 96-well microtiter strip plate.
The sample is added (diluted 1:250) to the wells of the coated plate.
The sample also can be titrated using a 3-step dilution, starting with a dilution 1:50 (> 1:150 > 1:450 > 1:1350).
After washing, the bound dog antibodies are detected by HRPO conjugated anti-species conjugate.
The color reaction in the wells is directly related to the concentration of rabies virus antibodies in the serum or plasma sample.