The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
1/100 - 1/1000.
Porcine Circovirus (PCV) is a single stranded DNA virus (class II), that is non-enveloped with an un-segmented circular genome. The viral capsid is icosahedral and approximately 17nm in diameter. They replicate in the nucleus of infected cells, utilising the host polymerase for genome amplification. There are 2 strains: Type 1 PCV and Type 2 PCV.
Type 1 PCV readily infects but is not known to cause disease in swine; it is the type 2 that has caused problems in recent years with the increasing occurrence of Post-weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) which over time results in significant depletion of lymphocytes; post mortem of diseased animals reveals enlarged lymph nodes and abnormal lung tissue.