What should the cycler set-up be for a duplex reaction with the pathogen assay (FAM) and the Internal Control assay (MAX) on ABI instruments, when using the QuantiFast Pathogen PCR +IC Kit or the QuantiFast Pathogen RT-PCR +IC Kit?

No calibration for MAX is needed if the instrument is calibrated for VIC. Use the FAM/SYBR Green filter for the pathogen assay and the VIC/JOE filter for the IC assay. To detect the Internal Control (MAX) in the VIC/JOE filter, create a new detector (e.g., “MAX/IowaBlack”). Assign “VIC” as the reporter dye and “None” for the quencher dye.

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