ViroReal® HHV-7


ViroReal HHV7


Background: Human herpes virus type 7 (HHV-7) is a double-stranded DNA virus. The virus is transmissed by droplet infection. Primary infections in children may stay unapparent or can cause three-day fever (also called exanthema subitum, roseola infantum or sixth disease). The three-day fever is mainly due to infection with HHV-6, but can also be caused by HHV-7. Symptoms of HHV-7 infection include fever, rash, myelosuppression, encephalitis, and pneumonitis. After infection HHV-7 persists in the organism. In immunocompromised hosts, HHV-7 reactivation can cause pneumonia, encephalitis and allograft dysfunction.

ViroReal® HHV-7 is a detection assay for rapid and sensitive detection of DNA of HHV-7 by real-time PCR.

Product ViroReal® HHV-7
Order no. RTGM17V
Unit 50 reactions
Technology Real-time PCR
Target gene Glycoprotein H gene, detection in FAM channel
Content Assay (primers + probe) for HHV-7
Positive Control HHV-7
Amplification mix & IPC Not included, see product description
PCR-Platforms Evaluated for ABI PRISM® 7500, LightCycler® 1.2/2.0/480 and MX3005P. Assay can also be used with other real-time PCR instruments.


Internal Positive Control (IPC) ÔÇô not included, optional: For exclusion of false-negative interpretation of results caused by PCR inhibition an ingenetix internal positive control assay (ControlReal tests, or Internal Positive Control Assays) can be optionally performed in a multiplex PCR, depending on the PCR-platform. See product description.
– Control
Real tests (order no. RTGMCR-1, 2 or 3) contain primers, a probe and an internal control PCR target included in the assay mix.
Internal Positive Control Assays (order no. RTGMIPC-1, 2 or 3) contain primers, a probe and an internal control PCR target in an extra tube (for control of DNA extraction and PCR inhibition).

ViroReal®, BactoReal® and ParoReal Assays detecting viral, bacterial and parasitic DNA are optimized to run under the same thermal cycling conditions and with the same amplification mix.