Helping you monitor Avian Influenza

Reliable answers for Avian Influenza control

The spread of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N8 threatens domestic and wild poultry and birds worldwide. Early and accurate laboratory diagnostics are key for monitoring and controlling infectious diseases.

INDICAL BIOSCIENCE supports well-informed decision-making in veterinary agencies and laboratories worldwide with our broad portfolio of high-quality diagnostic solutions. Discover our products for reliable isolation and identification of the Influenza A Virus.

Influenza A Virus screening and surveillance

Real-time PCR-based screening with the virotype Influenza A RT-PCR Kit

Get answers in less than 2 hours. INDICAL’s virotype Influenza A RT-PCR Kit (FLI-B 538) enables rapid and reliable identification of all 16 HA subtypes of the Influenza A Virus, including the highly pathogenic subtype H5N8.

  • Successfully validated and approved by reference laboratories worldwide (e.g. FLI - OIE, FAO and NRL for Avian Influenza (AI) in Germany and CSIRO, Australia)
  • Proven performance in reference and screening labs during outbreaks
  • Up-to-date bioinformatics-based qPCR assay design
  • Validated for multiple sample types from birds, swine and equids
  • Suitable for pools of up to ten swabs
Avian Influenza Virus H5/H7/H9 subtyping

Our new test detects all the currently circulating European, North American and Asian strains and clades.

The virotype Influenza A H5/H7/H9 RT-PCR Kit (FLI-C 072) enables simultaneous detection and differentiation of Avian Influenza H5, H7 and H9 in a single cycler run! It’s suitable for domestic and wild birds, including chickens and turkeys.

  • Designed for samples from chickens, turkeys and wild birds
  • Ultra-fast protocol with a run time just over 1 hour 
  • Highly sensitive detection of as few as 10 copies per sample
  • RT-qPCR mix including an exogenous control
  • Ready-to-use positive and negative controls
  • Usable on most common PCR thermocyclers
  • High efficiency on all instruments tested
Detection of Avian Influenza antibodies in poultry

ELISA-based screening with flocktype AIV Ab

Developed for surveillance and vaccine compliance testing, the flocktype AIV Ab (FLI-B 435) alllows specific and sensitive detection of antibodies to Avian Influenza Virus A in samples from chickens and turkeys.

  • Suitable for serum and plasma samples
  • High sensitivity of 100%*
  • High specificity of 96.8%*
  • User-friendly test protocol with ready-to-use, colored reagents
  • Full results in 1.5 hours

* Data on file

Sample preparation and extraction

Get the best results in downstream testing with the right start. Our proven extraction kits and instruments for nucleic acid isolation are suitable for both high- and low-throughput workflows. Learn more

Certainty and excellence

INDICAL BIOSCIENCE (formerly QIAGEN Animal Health) has been the trusted supplier of high-quality qPCR test systems since 2007. We’re continuing to do our part to help control animal diseases and outbreaks.

We have a high production capacity and maintain considerable safety stocks. We also have exceptional technical support thanks to our experienced veterinarians and molecular biologists, who stand ready to answer your questions.

Order information

ProductShort descriptionCat. no.
virotype Influenza A RT-PCR KitMultiplex RT-qPCR assay for identification of the RNA of all 16 HA and 9 NA subtypes of the Influenza A Virus, including subtype H5N8VT282603 (24)VT282605 (96)
virotype Influenza A H5/H7/H9 RT-PCR KitMultiplex RT-qPCR assay for simultaneous detection and differentiation of Avian Influenza H5, H7 and H9VT282705 (96)
flocktype AIV AbELISA for identification of antibodies to Avian Influenza VirusFT274012 (2)

Sample prep productsShort descriptionCat. no.
IndiMag Pathogen Kit w/o plastics (old product name: MagAttract cador Pathogen Kit w/o Plastics)Magnetic bead-based extraction kit for isolation of viral RNA/DNA and bacterial DNASP947257 (384)
IndiMag Pathogen Kit (old product name: MagAttract cador Pathogen Kit)Magnetic bead-based extraction kit for isolation of viral RNA/DNA and bacterial DNA; All in one box: Reagents and plasticware included; For use with KingFisher and similar platformsSP947457 (384)
IndiMag 48Compact instrument for automated magnetic bead-based extraction of nucleic acidsIN942048

*Formerly QIAGEN Animal Health

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For up-to-date licensing information and product-specific disclaimers, see the respective handbook or user manual. Assays for veterinary use only. Reagents for research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures. Regulatory requirements vary by country, products may not be available in your geographic area. Assays not available in the US/Canada Trademarks: flocktype®, virotype® (INDICAL BIOSCIENCE GmbH) QIAGEN®, Rotor-Gene® (QIAGEN Group). Registered names, trademarks, etc., used in this document, even when not specifically marked as such, are not to be considered unprotected by law. Product images may differ from the actual product. © 2021 INDICAL BIOSCIENCE

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