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cobas® WNV

Highly sensitive test with broad flavivirus coverage

Detects mosquito borne transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases (TTID) to provide extra level of safety

The cobas® WNV test, for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems, is a real-time PCR test for West Nile virus (WNV).

Features and Benefits

  • Highly sensitive for both WNV lineages 1 and 2
  • Provides broad coverage of other flaviviruses that cause transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases such as:
    • Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)
    • St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV)
    • Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV)
    • Kunjin virus (KUNV)
  • Broad screening utility, including donations of whole blood, blood components, and cadaveric (non-heart beating) organs and tissues
  • Ready-to-use reagents—no thawing, pouring or mixing required
  • Stabilized real-time PCR reagents do not require calibration
  • Full-process internal control helps ensure result integrity
  • cobas® WNV Control Kit provides true external positive controls that have no effect on result calculation
  • Can be run simultaneously with other assays on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems

Intended Use

The cobas® WNV test is a qualitative in vitro test for the direct detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) RNA in human plasma.

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cobas® 6800/8800 Systems are not available in all markets, including the U.S.