ViroReal® EMCV


ViroReal EMCV


Background: Encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) is one of three virus species in the genus Cardiovirus in the family Picornaviridae and is a single stranded RNA (ssRNA) virus that causes encephalomyocarditis and reproductive disease in swine and zoologic mammals. Infected piglets suffer from encephalitis, myocarditis and sudden death. Reproductive problems include poor conception rates, embryo resorption, mummification, stillbirths, abortions and neonatal death. The disease affects the nervous, reproductive, respiratory and circulatory system of pigs. Fatal myocarditis due to EMC virus infection has been seen in primates, even-and odd-toed ungulates, elephants, carnivores and rodents. The disease can be found worldwide. The most important mode of virus transmission seems to be rodent-to-pig transmission, and rodents act as the major reservoir of the disease. Rats and other rodents probably infect pigs directly or through diseased carcasses and contaminated feeds or water supplies.

ViroReal® EMCV is a detection assay for rapid and sensitive detection of RNA of the encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) by reverse transcription real-time PCR.

Specificity and sensitivity: See product description

Also available as kitversion: ViroReal® Kit EMCV

Product ViroReal® EMCV
Order no. RTGV30
Unit 100 reactions
Technology Reverse transcription real-time PCR
Target gene 3┬┤UTR RNA, detection in FAM channel
Content Assay (pimers + probe) for EMCV
Positive Control EMCV
Amplification mix & IPC Not included, see product description
PCR-Platforms Evaluated for ABI PRISM® 7500, LightCycler® 480 and MX3005P. Assay can also be used with other real-time PCR instruments.


Internal Positive Control (IPC) ÔÇô not included, optional: For control of RNA extraction and exclusion of false-negative interpretation of results caused by inhibition of reverse transcription and real-time PCR an ingenetix Internal Positive RNA Control Assay can be optionally performed in a multiplex PCR, depending on the PCR-platform. Internal Positive RNA Control Assays (order no. RTGMIPCR1, 2 or 3) contain primers, a probe and an internal control RNA target in an extra tube. See product description.

Ingenetix ViroReal® Assays detecting viral RNA are optimized to run under the same thermal cycling conditions and with the same amplification mix.