artus HSV-1/2 PCR Kits CE
For detection and differentiation of HSV-1/2 specific DNA using real-time PCR
artus HSV-1/2 PCR Kits are ready-to-use molecular detection kits for real-time PCR. The kits provide all necessary reagents optimized for rapid and sensitive detection of HSV-1/2 specific DNA isolated from CSF (RG kits), CSF and plasma (QS-RGQ kits), or from serum, plasma, CSF, and swabs (LC and TM kits) for in vitro diagnostic use. The artus HSV-1/2 LC, RG, and TM PCR Kits use automated or manual sample preparation and manual asssay setup techniques. The artus HSV-1/2 RG PCR Kit is also available as EASYartus HSV-1/2 RG PCR Kits, combined with the EZ1 DSP Virus Kit for automated viral nucleic acid purification. The artus HSV-1/2 QS-RGQ Kit is part of the QIAsymphony RGQ, the complete automated system from sample to pathogen detection, and is not for use with manual assay setup.
artus HSV-1/2 PCR Kits CE are intended for in vitro diagnostic use in Europe.
To ensure highest sensitivity, artus HSV-1/2 Kits have been optimized to detect low numbers of HSV-1/2 DNA. The analytical sensitivity of the artus HSV-1/2 QS-RGQ Kit is 57.3 copies/ml for HSV-1 and 65.7 copies/ml for HSV-2 in consideration of the purification from CSF and assay setup using the QIAsymphony RGQ (see figure "Highly sensitive detection of HSV-1 DNA").
artus HSV-1/2 PCR Kits are based on the amplification and simultaneous detection of a specific region of the HSV-1 and HSV-2 genome using real-time PCR. The kits provide high levels of specificity, sensitivity (see figure "Highly sensitive detection of HSV-1 DNA"), and reproducibility.
The kits provide positive controls for HSV-1 and HSV-2 (see figures "Detection of the HSV-1 positive control" and "Detection of the HSV-2 positive control"). In addition, the kits contain a second heterologous amplification system to identify possible PCR inhibition. This is detected as an internal control (IC) in a different fluorescence channel from the analytical PCR.
artus HSV-1/2 PCR Kits provide all necessary reagents optimized for reliable HSV-1/2 DNA detection and differentiation. Simply add template DNA to the ready-to-use PCR master mix and Mg solution, and start the reaction on the appropriate real-time cycler using the optimized cycling program described in the kit handbook.
Common temperature profiles for multiple assays in one run
The temperature profiles of artus HSV-1/2 LC PCR, RG PCR, and QS-RGQ Kits correspond to the profiles of the artus LC PCR, RG PCR, and QS-RGQ Kits for CMV, EBV, VZV, and (RG and QS-RGQ kits only) BK virus. Therefore, these PCR assays can be performed and analyzed in a single run.
Complete automated system from sample to HSV-1/2 detection
The QIAsymphony RGQ workflow solution for HSV-1/2 detection comprises the QIAsymphony SP for sample preparation, the QIAsymphony AS for assay setup, and the artus HSV-1/2 QS-RGQ Kit on the Rotor-Gene Q. The system enables reliable pathogen detection with a complete CE-IVD-compliant workflow (see figure "Integrated QIAsymphony RGQ system for HSV-1/2 detection").
Recommendations for viral DNA purification when using artus LC, RG, and TM PCR Kits
For DNA purification, the EZ1 DSP Virus Kit for automated viral nucleic acid purification is to be used. The artus HSV-1/2 RG PCR Kit is also available as CE-IVD-marked EASYartus HSV-1/2 RG PCR Kits, which include the EZ1 DSP Virus Kit for automated viral nucleic acid purification.
artus HSV-1/2 PCR Kits enable rapid and sensitive detection of HSV-1/2 DNA from EDTA plasma. The kits enable discrimination of HSV-1 and HSV-2 using genotype specific probes.
The artus HSV-1/2 QS-RGQ Kit is designed to be used with the QIAsymphony RGQ system, providing a complete CE-IVD-compliant workflow from sample to HSV DNA detection and discrimination of HSV-1 and HSV-2.
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