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Introducing the The Norovirus Lateral Flow

For the rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Norovirus in human faeces.

What is the Test?

The Norovirus Cassette is a qualitative, lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of norovirus in human faeces.

*Tests are professional use only under clinical settings.


What is the Disease?

  • Noroviruses (NoV) are a genetically diverse group of single stranded RNA, nonenveloped viruses belonging to the Caliciviridae family.
  • Three genogroups have been identified with the genus norovirus. Genogroup 1 and genogroup 2, associated
    with human infections and genogroup 3, associated with bovine and porcine infection.



  • Noroviruses are a major cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, often causing explosive outbreaks in institutions.
  • The symptoms of norovirus illness usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and some stomach
    cramping. Sometimes people additionally have a lowgrade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of tiredness.
  • The illness is acute and usually mild, although it has caused fatalities among the frail and elderly. It is also self-limiting, following an incubation period of 24-48 hours although cases can occur within 12 hours of exposure; symptoms typically resolve after 1-2 days.
Mortality/Morbidity – Clinical Implications
  • Noroviruses are highly contagious, with an inoculum of as few as ten particles being able to cause infection.
  • Transmission occurs through ingesting contaminated food/water and by person-to-person spread;
    predominantly faecal-oral but may be airborne due to aerosolization of vomitus.
  • The ability of noroviruses to cause outbreaks in institutions has become a major public health issue,
    infection can be associated with restaurants and institutions as diverse as nursing homes, hospitals and elite sporting camps.
  • Infections in infants, elderly or frail patients can be fatal if left untreated.


Why use Norovirus Lateral Flow Cassette?

  • The PathFlow™ Norovirus Cassette provides rapid test results allowing for improved decision-making abilities;
    improving patient management and outcomes.
  • Swift norovirus identification and detection is pivotal for the prevention and management of outbreaks;
    especially in a clinical/healthcare environment.

Key Features

  • Simultaneous testing for genogroups 1 & 2.
  • Complete system, no additional reagents required. 
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Rapid result offered within 15 – 20 minutes.
  • In-built procedural control.
  • Can be used with both solid and liquid faecal specimens.
  • Point-of-care ICD test.

Best In Class Performance


  • Sensitivity – 95.7%
  • Specificity – 91.7%
  • Accuracy – 94.3%
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About Katalyst Laboratories

Katalyst Laboratories is a leading distributor of diagnostics testing equipment, PCR assays and LFT tests.

Fully supported by training, support and regular bio surveillance updates.

Katalyst Laboratories stands at the forefront as a premier provider of intelligent healthcare solutions, spanning across hospital settings, residential environments, communities, surgical facilities, laboratories, and retail establishments



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