Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira, that affects humans and animals. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases. Some infected people, however, may have no symptoms at all. Without treatment, leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress and even death.
AmpliSens® Leptospira-FRT PCR kit is a One-Step RT-PCR amplification test for the qualitative detection of Leptospira pathogenic genospecies 16S rRNA in the a clinical material (blood, cerebrospinal fluid), autopsy material (brain, kidney, liver, lung tissues, mesenterial lymph nodes) and biological material (tissue of lung, brain, kidney of animals), materials from dead animals (tissue of the brain, lung, kidney) and animals suffering from acute infection (blood) or persistence of Leptospira microorganisms in the kidney (urine). PCR kit contains Internal Control to check RNA extraction and reverse transcription efficiency of each sample and to identify possible amplification reaction inhibition.