Title

Reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay for zika virus and housekeeping genes in urine, serum, and mosquito samples

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-14-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Abstract

© 2018, Journal of Visualized Experiments. All rights reserved. Infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) can be asymptomatic in adults, however, infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage and severe neurological birth defects. The goal of this protocol is to quickly detect ZIKV in both human and mosquito samples. The current gold standard for ZIKV detection is quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR); reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) may allow for a more efficient and low-cost testing without the need for expensive equipment. In this study, RT-LAMP is used for ZIKV detection in various biological samples within 30 min, without first isolating the RNA from the sample. This technique is demonstrated using ZIKV infected patient urine and serum, and infected mosquito samples. 18S ribosomal ribonucleic acid and actin are used as controls in human and mosquito samples, respectively.

Volume

2018

Issue

139

DOI

10.3791/58436

ISSN

1940087X

PubMed ID

30272674

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