Detection of IgG antibody to Bovine Leukaemia Virus in urine and serum by two enzyme immunoassays

Carli K. T. , Sen A., Batmaz H. , Kennerman E.

LETTERS IN APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.416-418, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2672.1999.00561.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-418


Four hundred blood sera from a cattle production unit were tested for BLV-(Bovine Leukaemia Virus) antibody with IP (Institut Porquier) and SE (Svanova Biotech) ELISA kits. Seventy-seven cattle with BLV-antibody (19.25%) and 77 without the antibody were used. No significant difference was found between O.D. of sera of PL + (Persistent Lymphocytosis Positive) and PL-(Negative) cattle. The mean O.D. of urine samples of 77 seropositive cattle was significantly higher than that of 77 seronegative cattle (P < 0.01). There were also differences between urine O.D.s of seropositive (PL +) and seropositive (PL-) groups of cattle with IP (P < 0.05) and SB (P < 0.01) kits. All the results revealed the presence of BLV-antibody in the urine of the cattle without any urinary dysfunction.