Rapid test for norovirus
The number of reported norovirus cases is on the increase, with explosive outbreaks of this highly contagious pathogen leading to acute gastroenteritis. To improve outbreak management and help reduce transmission of the virus, a rapid assay for the detection of norovirus in faecal samples is now available. NOROTOP+ is a qualitative lateral flow assay allowing effective detection in just 15 minutes. This simple visual assay uses specific monoclonal antibodies to allow rapid, one-step detection of norovirus genogroups I and II, offering excellent sensitivity and specificity to facilitate quick and convenient identification and management of outbreaks. The individually packaged test strips can be safely stored at room temperature for up to 12 months, providing a practical and economical solution for norovirus testing whenever the need arises.