Background: Bovine parainfluenza virus 3 is an enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA ((-)ssRNA) virus, belonging to the Paramyxoviridae family and genetically and antigenically related to human parainfluenza virus 3. Three genotypes, A (BPIV3a), B (BPIV3b) and C (BPIV3c) have been described, based on genetic and phylogenetic analysis. BPIV3 infections are found in a wide variety of mammals including cattle, humans, sheep, goats, bison, guinea pigs, rhinoceros, moose, bighorn sheep and camels. Cross-species infections have been reported. Usually, viral infection is asymptomatic or associated with only mild respiratory symptoms. In cattle, it is associated with the clinical picture known as shipping fever. It is an important virus of the bovine respiratory disease complex. When coinfection with other pneumonia-associated agents (e.g. respiratory syncytial virus, bacteria) is present, severe respiratory disease may develop.

Description: ViroReal® Kit Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3 uses one-step reverse transcription RT real-time PCR for the detection of the phosphoprotein P gene of the so far known BPIV3 genotypes A, B and C. 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). Reverse transcription and PCR can be performed in one reaction well. For more detailed information see here.

ViroReal® Kit Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DVEV02811100FAMVIC/HEXphosphoprotein P gene
DVEV02813100FAMCY5phosphoprotein P gene
DVEV0285150FAMVIC/HEXphosphoprotein P gene
DVEV0285350FAMCY5phosphoprotein P gene
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: -20°C dry ice
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: P gene of Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3
  • Transcription with thermostable MMLV Reverse Transcriptase (M-MLV)
  • contains RNase Inhibitor to block RNA degradation
  • 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 RT-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 Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3 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® Bovine Parainfluenza Virus 3
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGV24100FAM-phosphoprotein P gene
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal, ParoReal and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.