The HCMV dtec-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of Human cytomegalovirus by using qPCR. Human cytomegalovirus is member of the viral family known as Herpesviridae or herpesviruses. It is typically abbreviated as HCMV or as HCMV, it is also known as human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5). Although they may be found throughout the body, HCMV infections are frequently associated with the salivary glands. HCMV infection is typically unnoticed in healthy people, but can be life-threatening for the immunocompromised, such as HIV-infected persons, organ transplant recipients, or newborn infants. After infection, HCMV has the ability to remain latent within the body over long periods. Congenital HCMV infection occurs when the mother suffers a primary infection or reactivation during pregnancy. Most babies appear healthy at birth, but develop signs over time. Most common is developing cerebral calcification (decreasing IQ levels dramatically and causing sensorineural deafness and psychomotor retardation). Infection or reactivation of HCMV is a major cause of disease and death in immunocompromised patients, including organ transplant recipients, patients undergoing hemodialysis, patients with cancer, patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs, and HIV-infected patients.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices