Reticuloendotheliosis Virus (REV)
The IDEXX REV Ab Test is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) designed to detect antibody to reticuloendotheliosis (REV) in chicken serum.

Test details

  • Serum samples
  • Indirect format

Part numbers and sizes
99-09267 (5 plates/solid)

Reticuloendotheliosis Virus (REV)
Reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) is a retrovirus that is morphologically similar to, but genetically distinct from, the avian leukosis/sarcoma viruses. Runting disease has been reported in chickens through the application of vaccines contaminated with REV. In addition, REV can produce disease in experimentally infected chickens that is pathologically indistinguishable from lymphoid leukosis. An assessment of infection with REV requires a measurement of antibody to REV in serum. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) are especially suitable for screening chicken flocks.