Mouse K Virus ELISA Kit


SKU: IM-827C Category:


Research reagents for the detection of antibodies in animal sera by ELISA. Each ELISA plate is coated with K-Virus: A polyoma virus.  This antigen is a purified inactivated whole virus.

Additional information

Weight 22.4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.25 × 3 in
Storage Temperature


Shipping Temperature


Unit Quantity

96 Antigen Wells and 96 Control Antigen Wells

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Background Info

K virus is a small, double stranded DNA virus of the family Papovaviridae, genus Polyomavirus. Transmission of K virus is through the oral route, and is shed in the milk, urine, and feces. K virus is stable outside the host, allowing contaminated food and bedding to remain infectious for a long time. Some mice may become life-long hosts of the virus. Pathological changes due to K virus occur in the lungs as congestion, hemorrhage, edema, and atelectasis. K virus is exclusive to mice.

Waggie, Kimberly S. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, 1994.

National Research Council (US) Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1991.