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.

Description: ViroReal® Kit HHV-7 uses real-time PCR for the detection of the glycoprotein H gene of HHV-7. Our carefully designed primers and probe ensure highest sensitivity and specificity. The kit consists of an assay mix for the detection of the pathogen as well as a positive control and an internal positive control (IPC). To minimize PCR cross-contamination,the reaction mix included contains dUTP and uracil-N glycosylase (UNG). For more detailed information see here.

ViroReal® Kit HHV-7
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DHUV0075350FAMCY5glycoprotein H gene
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Shipping Temperature: -20°C dry ice
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: glycoprotein H gene of HHV-7
  • Real-time PCR with rapid hot-start Taq DNA polymerase
  • ROX™ dye as passive reference
  • Internal Positive Control System to exclude false-negative results
  • Optimized to handle PCR inhibitors
  • PCR- platforms: runs on all established standard real-time PCR- platforms
  • Harmonized thermal profiles to run RNA and DNA samples simultaneously
  • Available formats: Kit (with reaction mix) or Assay-only

PCR platforms: ViroReal® Kit HHV-7 is developed and validated for the Applied Biosystems® 7500 System (Thermo Fisher Scientific), LightCycler® 480 (Roche) and Mx3005P® QPCR System (Agilent), but is also suitable for other real-time PCR instruments.


Assay: Optional this product is also available as an assay-only format with primers, probe and a positive control, but without reaction mix.

ViroReal® HHV-7
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGM17V50FAM-H gene
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal, ParoReal and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.