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Table 2 Respiratory pathogens tested for and tests used [1, 16, 17, 1922]

From: BPEX Pig Health Scheme: a useful monitoring system for respiratory disease control in pig farms?

Pathogen Test type Test manufacturer Information
APP ELISA for serotypes 3,6 & 8 Swinecheck® (Biovet, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada) Sensitivity: 90 to 99%
Specificity: 95 to 99%
PCV2 PCR Protocol by Yang et al. 2007 Detection threshold: 103-1011 million copies DNA per reaction
PRRSV (unvaccinated farms) ELISA BioBest Elisa (Biobest laboratories, United Kingdom) Sensitivity: > 95%
Specificity: > 95%
PRRSV (vaccinated farms) RT-PCR AcuPig® PRRSV (AnDiaTec GmbH & Co., Germany) Detection threshold: 100 to 200 viral particles in 1 ml blood
SI Haemagglutination inhibition (HI) test Veterinary Laboratories Agency, United Kingdom (OIE reference laboratory) Office International des Epizooties (OIE) standard