ViroReal® Kit Metapneumovirus (CE-IVD)





Background: Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is an enveloped negative single-stranded RNA virus (ss (-)RNA) of the family Paramyxoviridae. It was isolated for the first time in 2001. HMPV is present as two genetic lineages, hMPV A and hMPV B. Human metapneumovirus causes upper and lower respiratory tract infections, symptoms very similar to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Human metapneumovirus has a worldwide distribution and it is one of the most common causes of lower respiratory infection in young children. Reinfections appear to be common. Co-infection of human metapneumovirus with influenza virus or RSV can occur.

ViroReal® Kit Metapneumovirus is an in vitro diagnostic test, based on one-step reverse transcription real-time PCR (RT-PCR), for the detectionof human metapneumovirus (hMPV) strains lineages hMPV A and hMPV. The included internal RNA positive control system can be used as RNA extraction and RT-PCR inhibition control.

Sensitivity and specificity: See manual or product description

Product ViroReal® Kit Metapneumovirus
Order no. DHUV01553
Unit 50 reactions
Technology One-step reverse transcription real-time PCR
Target gene Nucleocapsid protein gene
Content + Assay (primer+probe, FAM) for hMPV A and hMPV B
+ Assay (primer+probe, Cy5)+target for internal positive control system
+ RNA positive control for metapneumovirus
+ RNA amplification mix
+ Nuclease-free water
PCR platform Tested with ABI PRISM® 7500, LightCycler® 480, MX3005P
Compatible with other real-time PCR instruments which detect and differentiate fluorescence in FAM and Cy5 channel


ViroReal® Kit Metapneumovirus is available in following countries: AT, CY, FI, GR, IE, LU, MC, PT, SE, TR


Manual v1.3e: Download pdf

Material Safety Data Sheet: Download pdf

Declaration of conformity: Download pdf



ViroReal®, BactoReal® und ParoReal Kits run under same thermal cycling conditions

RNA and DNA targets can be analysed in one run