Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and is closely related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. Most people infected with Zika virus do not have symptoms, but when present they are usually mild and last less than seven days. The most common symptoms of a Zika infection are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitits (red eyes).
Zika virus infection may lead to an increased risk for Guillain-Barre syndrome, an illness that causes temporary paralysis. Zika virus infection during pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, most notably microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.
Why use LIAISON® XL Zika Capture IgM II
Increased specificity vs potential cross-reacting species. Using an innovative assay format utilizing the Zika NS1 antigen, the LIAISON® XL Zika Capture IgM II assay has limited cross reactivity to other common flaviviruses such as Dengue and West Nile Virus.
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Designed for both specialty and routine tests, LIAISON® XL immunoassay analyzers helps your laboratory handle multiple patients and tests simultaneously. LIAISON® systems are trustworthy, intuitive and deliver automated continuous operation with minimal user intervention. The result is reduced turnaround time, optimal cost management and unmatched growth potential.
Designed for large laboratories. Fuse the benefits of high throughput and high sensitivity within a powerful and fully automated system that can seamlessly connect to facilitate Total Laboratory Automation.
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