Loop-mediated isothermal amplification test for Trypanosoma vivax based on satellite repeat DNA.

@article{Njiru2011LoopmediatedIA,
  title={Loop-mediated isothermal amplification test for Trypanosoma vivax based on satellite repeat DNA.},
  author={Zablon K Njiru and Johnson O. Ouma and Rosemary Bateta and Samuel Njeru and Kariuki Ndungu and Purity Kaari Gitonga and Samuel Guya and Rebecca E Traub},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={180 3-4},
  pages={358-62}
}
Trypanosoma vivax is major cause of animal trypanosomiasis and responsible for enormous economic burden in Africa and South America animal industry. T. vivax infections mostly run low parasitaemia with no apparent clinical symptoms, making diagnosis a challenge. This work reports the design and evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test for detecting T. vivax DNA based on the nuclear satellite repeat sequence. The assay is rapid with results obtained within 35 min. The… CONTINUE READING