Parvovirus, sometimes truncated to "parvo", is both the common name in English casually applied to all the viruses in the Parvoviridae taxonomic family and also the taxonomic name of the Parvovirus genus within the Parvoviridae family. This creates a confusion of terms, because parvoviruses which causes human and animal diseases are not in the genus Parvovirus, though they are casually called parvoviruses. Parvoviruses are typically linear, non-segmented single-stranded DNA viruses, with an average genome size of 5000 nucleotides. Parvoviruses are some of the smallest viruses (hence the name, from Latin parvus meaning small) and are 18-26 nm in diameter.
Principle Of The Test
CD Parvostick is a rapid one step qualitative immunoassay based on the immunochromatographic sandwich principle. The method employs a unique combination of highly specific anti-parvovirus antibody-dye conjugate (colloidal gold) and anti-parvovirus solid phase antibody to selectively identify parvovirus antigen with a high degree of sensitivity.