The Bio-Rad Pathfinder™ Rotavirus kit is a qualitative enzyme immunoassay for the direct detection of human rotavirus in stool specimens. Results are available in just 75 minutes for single or batch testing. Pathfinder Rotavirus is a rapid and simple test for rotavirus infection, which can significantly aid in patient management. It uses polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies to detect rotavirus directly from patient specimens. This assay combines the specificity and reproducibility of monoclonal antibodies with the speed and efficiency of EIA.
Pathfinder Rotavirus is easy to use, requiring minimal hands-on time and room-temperature incubation. Results can be read visually or by spectrophotometer. Polyclonal antibody-coated tubes provide efficiency of capture, resulting in high sensitivity of 97 percent. Monoclonal antibodies in the conjugate provide specificity in the detection of captured antigen, resulting in a specificity of 98 percent for complete confidence in results.