The RETRO-TEK SIV p27 Antigen ELISA is for research use only and is not intended for in vitro diagnostic use. The RETRO-TEK SIV p27 Antigen ELISA is an enzyme linked immunoassay used to detect Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) p27 antigen in research specimens, including cell culture media. It can also be used to monitor the purification and biochemical behavior of SIV.
Furthermore, the assay may augment or supplant reverse transcriptase measurements traditionally employed to detect the presence of SIV. Such enzymatic measurements are not SIV specific.