Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrom (SARS)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an epidemic disease that appeared first in Guangdong, China in 2003. The responsible pathogen was quickly identified as a virus belonging to the coronaviridae family and named SARS-CoV. In a few months, this newly described pathology affected more than 8,000 patients and was responsible for more than 900 deaths in about 30 different countries.

The Platelia™ SARS Screen is the first EIA kit using a one-step antigen capture format for the qualitative detection of total anti-SARS CoV nucleocapsid antibodies in human serum or plasma (For Research Use Only).