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    Expertise

    Enalees offers you a simple, fast and innovative PCR type system allowing the diagnosis of many canine, feline, and equine infectious diseases.

     

    DNA AMPLIFICATION METHOD

    Enalees tests use a technology named LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification).
    Unlike PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), this technology allows sections of the genome to be amplified at a constant temperature using strand-shifting DNA polymerase, which does not require a temperature cycle to denature DNA.

    The advantages of LAMP are:

    • its flexibility: no temperature cycle
    • its simplicity: no need for DNA purification, few steps for extraction, multiple primers spanning across several hundred basepairs ensure a higher specificity
    • its robustness: more resistance to PCR inhibitors

    OUR TESTS

    Enalees tests are in the form of single-use individual pouches containing all the reagents and consumables necessary for carrying out a test.

    Depending on the catalogue reference number, each test can detect from one to five pathogens and is validated by a positive control. This positive control confirms the appropiriate sampling as well as the proper functioning of the test and the reader.

    All preparation steps are explained on the rack provided in the box but also on the quick guide. Just follow the simple steps which will only take a few minutes.

    WHEN TO USE AN ENALEES TEST ?

    When clinical signs like hyperthermia are visible in the animal, it could be an indication of an infection, that pathogens are present in one or more biological samples (blood, urine…). The immune response is not detectable immediately, thus serological tests cannot be used, and only molecular tests, the type of tests used by Enalees, are effective in identifying the underlying disease.

    Generally, after one to two weeks, and if the animal survives the infection, different types of antibodies begin to appear, making the use of serological tests possible. However, proof of infection can only be obtained by performing two serological tests in a given interval, in order to highlight seroconversion. Under these conditions, molecular tests still remain relevant.

    Enalees tests can be used early in the infection as they detect the pathogen’s DNA or RNA directly.

     

    ENALEES PRODUCT RANGES

    EPONA

    Epona tests are intended to detect equine infectious diseases. They allow the detection of pathogens responsible for isolated fevers syndrome as well as those responsible for acute respiratory syndrome.

    ASTÉRIA

    Astéria tests, intended for dogs and cats, allow the detection of enteropathic diseases as well as rhinitis (also known as coryza).