Alongshan virus (ALSV)
Analysis of the tick for Alongshan virus (ALSV) pathogen.
ALSV analysis involves two analyses – firstly, verification that the tick is indeed a tick (Ixodes ricinus) and whether ALSV viruses are present in the tick. Both analyses are performed on RNA and DNA level by real-time PCR method.
The analysis takes max. three working days after arrival of the tick.