Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 48 issue 6 (december 2014) : 597-600

ANTEMORTEM DIAGNOSIS OF RABIES FROM SKIN BY TaqMan REAL TIME PCR

K. Bansal, C.K. Singh*, B.S. Sandhu, N.K. Sood, M. Dandale
1Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana-141 001 India
Cite article:- Bansal K., Singh* C.K., Sandhu B.S., Sood N.K., Dandale M. (2024). ANTEMORTEM DIAGNOSIS OF RABIES FROM SKIN BY TaqMan REAL TIME PCR. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 48(6): 597-600. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00038.7.
Present study revealed application of TaqMan real time PCR technique for diagnosis of rabies viral RNA from 11/20 antemortem skin samples with a sensitivity of 92.85%. The successful use of TaqMan real time PCR concluded that it was a viable, alternative tool for the antemortem diagnosis of rabies. Results correlated well with those of the post-mortem fluorescent antibody test performed on brain specimens of same animals.
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