Infectious Disease

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Viracor Eurofins leads the way in developing and optimizing quantitative, real-time PCR testing for viral load monitoring. We were one of the first to commercialize quantitative, real-time PCR testing for Adenovirus, BK Virus(BKV), JC Virus(JCV) and other important pathogens. Viracor Eurofins employs distinctive assay designs to provide the most accurate, reproducible and sensitive test results. We have extensive experience performing pathogen load monitoring and antiviral resistance assessment for clinical trials.

Viracor Eurofins offers a comprehensive menu of real-time PCR assays for pathogen detection and monitoring. Additionally, we offer antiviral resistance assays, bacterial 16S rDNA sequencing, and other pathogen characterization assays. We have developed nearly all of our real-time PCR and sequencing assays in-house, enabling us to achieve high quality assays and respond rapidly to new clinical and scientific data.

Viracor Eurofins continuously performs surveillance of pathogen gene sequence information and extensively reviews the latest scientific literature in order to rapidly respond to new clinical and scientific information. Most commonly, we refine our assays in response to new mutations conferring drug resistance or natural genomic changes leading to new strains of a pathogen. In the event of an emerging pathogen, such as 2009 Influenza A H1N1, we are able to rapidly develop and validate new assays to enable high throughput detection.

Viracor Eurofins Real-time PCR Assay Design

  • Multiple-target assay designs to eliminate false negative results or underquantification as a result of sequence anomalies occurring within an assay target
  • Assay refinement to include new strains or mutations
  • Maximum sensitivity by optimized extraction methodology. Our extraction methods are pathogen-specific and specimen-specific, ensuring maximum nucleic acid yields, to provide the most efficient, reproducible, and sensitive results
  • Wide, dynamic assay ranges for exceptional low-end sensitivity and extremely high upper-end ranges.
  • Each assay designed to account for known strains, serotypes, and clinical isolates - not just the most common ones
  • Low coefficients of variation across the entire assay range to ensure quantitative accuracy from specimen to specimen

Our current on-menu testing includes:

Pathogen Load Monitoring Adenovirus Quantitative Real-time PCR
BK Virus (BKV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Enterovirus Quantitative Real-time RT-PCR
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Hepatitis C Virus (HBV) Quantitative Real-time RT-PCR
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2) Quantitative Real-time PCR
HHV-6 Quantitative Real-time PCR
HHV-6 Ultrasensitive Quantitative Real-time PCR
HHV-6 Variant A & B Subtyping Real-time PCR
HHV-7 Quantitative Real-time PCR
HHV-8 Quantitative Real-time PCR
HIV-1 (Abbott Real Time™) Quantitative PCR
JC Virus (JCV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
JC Virus (JCV) Ultrasensitive Quantitive Real-time PCR
Parvovirus B19 Quantitative Real-time PCR
Pneumocystis jiroveci Quantitative Real-time PCR
SV-40 Virus Quantitative Real-time PCR
Toxoplasma gondii Quantitative Real-time PCR
Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Pathogen Detection Aspergillus Real-time PCR Panel
Platelia™ Aspergillus EIA
Atypical Pneumonia Real-time PCR Panel (Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae)
Bacterial 16S rDNA Sequencing
Clostridium Difficile Real-time PCR
Fungitell® β-D Glucan
Legionella pneumophila Real-time PCR
Legionella Urinary Antigen EIA
Norovirus Real-time RT-PCR
Influenza B Real-time RT-PCR
Seasonal Influenza A H1 and H3 Subtyping Real-time RT-PCR
2009 H1N1 Influenza A Real-time RT-PCR
Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP) PCR utilizing Luminex® xTAG™
Rotavirus EIA
Antiviral Resistance Assessment 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Antiviral Resistance Sequencing
CMV Antiviral Resistance Sequencing
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Antiviral Resistance LiPA
Pathogen Characterization Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Genotyping LiPA
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Precore Mutations LiPA
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotyping LiPA

To learn more about the specific tests we offer, filter by Infectious Disease test type in the Test Menu.