Volume 8, june 2001Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (20-24 august 2000)
|Page(s)||S240 - S242|
|Published online||18 September 2014|
Xth ICT, August 2000
The lateral flow card test: an alternative method for the detection of Trichinella infection in swine
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2 USDA, Parasite Biology and Epidemiology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD20705, USA.
3 Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy (INEP), Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
4 Institute for Diagnosis and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Food National Sanitary Vetiranary Agency (IDSA), Bucharest, Romania.
5 Directia Sanitara Veterinara (DSV), Timisoara, Romania.
6 6UMR, BIPAR, Maisons-Alfort Cedex, France.
7 Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
8 USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.
9 BgVV, Berlin, Germany.
10 Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.
A novel lateral flow card (TS-Card pork) test was developed for the serological detection of Trichinella infected pigs. Based on extensive studies performed in Romania during 1 999-2000 this test proved to be highly specific, sensitive, rapid (3-12 minutes) and easy to use (no need for laboratory facilities). It can be used both for the detection of Trichinella infection in carcasses and for epizootiological studies using a variety of samples including whole or dried blood, serum, or tissue fluids. The TS-Card pork test, used as a screening test, can be the foundation of an on-farm or field based inspection system to significantly improve food safety in countries with a high prevalence of Trichinella in pigs or other food animal species. The results presented are also promising for application of the test in an on-line laboratory based inspection system since the speed of the test allows sufficient time to rail out suspected hog carcasses during the slaughter process.
Key words: serology / Trichinella
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