Validation of a tetraplex assay for detection of antibodies in poultry serum using Luminex 200 platform.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: As a part of a national health control program, Statens VeterinärmedicinskaAnstalt performs diagnostics to screen flocks for certain pathogens causing high mortality,morbidity and/or serious economical losses. There are several viruses in the programincluding IBDV (infectious bursal disease virus), IBV (infectious bronchitis virus) and NDV(Newcastle disease virus). Method: 96 serum samples were collected from different poultryflocks in Sweden and analyzed by ELISA, which are currently used in the health controlprogram as well as by a commercial prototype of a multiplex immunoassay manufactured byLuminex Corp., which is currently under evaluation at the United States Department ofAgriculture USDA. This 4-plex assay detects antibodies for the three above-mentionedviruses as well as antibodies of avian reovirus. In the context of this study the ELISAs run inroutine diagnostics as well as a REO ELISA were used as the standard for comparison.Result: The antibody concentration in serum from vaccinated chickens was high while theantibody concentration level in serum from not vaccinated chickens was low. There was agood correlation between the multiplex assay and ELISA. Conclusion: The results obtainedin this study indicate that the Luminex multiplex assay tested has the potential to be usedroutinely for screening flocks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 16 p.
Luminex, antibody detection for viral disease, immunobead-based assay, ELISA.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-181920DiVA: diva2:558113