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Detection of the Influenza Virus

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The influenza virus, or “the flu,” is a common contagious disease that affects the respiratory system. In this simulation, students will perform two common tests (RIDT, RT-PCR) used to diagnose the flu in a clinical setting.

Group size: For Lab Groups

Time required: Complete in 90 minutes

Kit includes: Ready-to-Load QuickStrip™ DNA samples, Flu Detection Strips, Flu Antibody Solution, Simulated Patient Samples, UltraSpec-Agarose™, Electrophoresis Buffer, FlashBlue™ DNA Stain, InstaStain® Blue Cards, Microtipped Transfer Pipets, Microcentrifuge Tubes

All you need: Horizontal gel electrophoresis apparatus, D.C. power supply, automatic micropipets and tips, balance, microwave or hot plate, pipet pump, 250 ml flasks or beakers, hot gloves, safety goggles and gloves, small plastic trays or large weigh boats, DNA visualization system (white light), distilled or deionized water.

Storage: Some components require refrigerator storage.

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