Background: Echinococcus multilocularis is a cyclophyllid tapeworm causing echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals and domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Echinococcus multilocularis requires two types of hosts to mature properly. It is transmitted to intermediate hosts via the ingestion of eggs in infected food. The eggs travel to the lungs, liver, and other internal organs where they develop into multilocular cysts. Finally, Echinococcus multilocularis is transmitted to definitive hosts by means of eating infected, cyst-containing organs. There it becomes attached to the tissues and grows.

Description: ParoReal Kit Echinococcus multilocularis uses real-time PCR for the detection of the mitochondrial ND1 gene of E. multilocularis. 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.

ParoReal Kit Echinococcus multilocularis
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DVEP00111100FAMVIC/HEXmitochondrial ND1
DVEP00113100FAMCY5mitochondrial ND1
DVEP0015150FAMVIC/HEXmitochondrial ND1
DVEP0015350FAMCY5mitochondrial ND1
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: -20°C dry ice
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: ND1 gene of Echinococcus multilocularis
  • 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: ParoReal Kit Echinococcus multilocularis 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.

ParoReal Echinococcus multilocularis
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGV266100FAM-mitochondrial ND1
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal, ParoReal and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.