Hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A virus (Strain HM-175) is cultured in fetal Rhesus monkey kidney cells.  The virus is purified using an extraction procedure and inactivated using formaldehyde.  The resulting product contains purified intact HAV virions with minimal cellular debris. 

Hepatitis A virus is a non-enveloped, icosahedral virion with a single stranded RNA genome. Only one serotype of HAV is known and it does not cross react with Hepatitis B virus. The virus contains four proteins VP1, VP2, VP3 and VP4.

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Inactivation & Safety — Each lot of HAV antigen is inactivated using formaldehyde and this inactivation verified using a sensitive tissue culture based infectivity assay.

Applications — Both IgG and IgM detection in enzyme immunoassays, including polystyrene, latex, nanogold and/or iron bead based assays employing various detection systems (colorimetric, chemiluminescent).  HAV antigen detecting assays.
Lymphocyte proliferation assays.  Microbix HAV catalogue # EL-25-01 is not suitable for use as a control in nucleic acid based tests.

Ordering Information
— Limited to 10 units per online order.  For any larger orders, contact us through our link at the bottom of the page. 

Each antigen lot is tested for potency using ELISA, and compared to a reference antigen. This ensures the amount of viral protein in each batch is consistent. The total protein concentration reported includes both viral and non-viral proteins, with the ratio dependent on the purity of the antigen. View our Quality Policy and ISO Certification.

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