• Parvovirus B19 R-GENE

Parvovirus B19 R-GENE®

A real-time PCR kit for the detection and quantification of Parvovirus B19 DNA

  • Accurate and equal quantification of 3 Parvovirus B19 genotypes over a wide linear range
  • Ready-to-use kit including internal control and quantification standards
  • CE-IVD on all major extraction platforms and real-time PCR systems and on different samples types
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Parvovirus B19 R-GENE® advantages

Infection with Parvovirus B19 can lead to serious consequences for vulnerable patients (pregnant women, patients suffering from congenital anaemia) or immunosuppressed patients (for example: transplant patients, AIDS patients, etc.). Optimized detection of Parvovirus B19 infection is therefore important. Parvovirus R-GENE® is an ideal solution that offers rapid and specific detection and quantification of the 3 Parvovirus B19 genotypes. Plus – for added efficiency and comprehensiveness – you can use most kits from the broad R-GENE® range to detect various pathogens from one sample or analyze various samples for one virus simultaneously.

  • Sensitive and reproducible
    • Reliable detection of Parvovirus infection
    • Wide linear range
  • Standardized
    • Parallel processing with R-GENE® range of products (CMV R-GENE®, EBV R-GENE®, HSV1 HSV2 VZV R-GENE®, CMV HHV6,7,8 R-GENE®, BK Virus R-GENE®, ADENOVIRUS R-GENE®, CMV R-GENE®)
    • Harmonized test profiles for multiple assays in one run
    • Protocol to convert quantification results in IU/mL with the WHO 2nd International Standard
  • Flexible:
    • Validated for use with various samples types
    • Prepare samples manually or use automated sample preparation, for example, NUCLISENS® EASYMAG® and assay setup techniques such as ESTREAM® liquid handling platform
    • Qualified with the major real-time PCR platforms

Everything you require in one kit

The Parvovirus B19 R-GENE® kit is a ready-to-use molecular detection kit. It measures the viral load of Parvovirus B19 using real-time PCR after viral DNA extraction from whole blood, plasma and serum and it enables the qualitative detection on bone marrow and medullar plasma. This 5’ nuclease-based real-time PCR assay amplifies a specific region of Parvovirus B19 genome.

  • Four Quantification Standards ensure accurate Parvovirus B19 viral load measurement
  • Sensitivity Control validates the performance of the assay
  • An Internal Control (IC2) checks the extraction process, including lysis, and the presence of amplification inhibitors in the sample
  • Includes all necessary reagents optimized to detect and quantify Parvovirus B19 for in vitro diagnostic use

Easy procedure

The Parvovirus B19 R-GENE® kit is easy to use. Just add the extracted DNA sample to the ready-to-use PCR master mix, then start the reaction on the appropriate Real-Time PCR thermo-cycler, following optimized cycling program described in the “Instructions For Use”.

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Parvovirus B19 R-GENE® (69-019B)
Principle of the test Genomic detection and quantification of Parvovirus B19
Ordering information Reference 69-019B: Parvovirus B19 R-GENE® - Real-Time Detection and Quantification kit
Technology Real-Time PCR / 5‘ nuclease Taqman technology
Gene target NS1 gene
Specimen Whole blood, Plasma, Bone marrow
Limit of Detection Plasma: 70 copies/mL
Dynamic Range of Quantification
Plasma: From 87 to to 10^10 copies/mL
Controls included Extraction + Inhibition control, Sensitivity control, negative control
Results within 75 minutes (extraction step not included)
Reporting unit Copies/mL – IU/mL (using WHO International Standard Parvovirus B19)
Number of tests 90 tests
Storage conditions -15°C/-31°C
Validated Extraction system EMAG®
MagNA Pure Compact
MagNA Pure LC
Validated Amplification platform ABI 7500 Fast, ABI 7500 Fast Dx
LightCycler 480 (System II)
Rotor-Gene Q
Status For in vitro diagnostic use


Fast facts on Parvovirus B19

What is Parvovirus B19?

Parvovirus B19 is a member of the Parvoviridae family and the Erythrovirus genus, as it can infect erythroid precursor cells. It is a unenveloped, single-stranded DNA virus of about 5.5 kb, divided into three genotypes. The most common, Genotype 1, is found all over the world; genotypes 2 and 3 are less prevalent and more geographically restricted (Western Europe, USA, Brazil and Africa). Parvovirus B19 is mainly disseminated by aerosol or respiratory secretions.

Who is most at risk?

The virus is most associated with causing disease in the pediatric population, though it also affects adults. Epidemics generally take place at school, mainly in spring and winter. Although it is mostly asymptomatic, the primary infection can cause a benign skin rash called epidemic megalerythema or fifth disease. The most common symptom in infected adults is arthropathy. Parvovirus B19 can lead to serious consequences for vulnerable or immunodepressed patients. In pregnant women, a primary infection may lead to fetal anemia – potentially causing hydrops foetalis, spontaneous abortion or fetal death in utero. In people suffering from constitutional hemolytic anemia it can cause acute attacks of deglobulisation. In immunodepressed patients, such as AIDS or transplant patients, it may be responsible for severe chronic anemia with destruction of erythroblasts in the bone marrow. It is also associated with heart disease (myocarditis) and neurological diseases.

What are the benefits of Parvovirus B19 molecular testing?

Real-Time PCR-based assays for Parvovirus B19 enable rapid and specific detection of the virus to improve patient management. Testing helps keep track of the effectiveness of active treatment and can monitor for relapse after treatment.

Parvovirus B19 R-GENE® and the WHO International Standard for Parvovirus B19

Need to calculate your conversion factor to express your Parvovirus R-GENE® results in IU/ml? Please download a calculation protocol.

Parvovirus B19 R-GENE®: POSTERS

  1. Development of a new diagnostic tool for the detection and quantification of Parvovirus B19 by Real Time PCR
    Patricia Marechal et al. bioMérieux. ECV 2013
  2. Evaluation Of a Novel Real Time PCR Assay For Parvovirus B19 (B19V) Genome Detection And Quantification
    Aurélie Schnuriger et al. Bacteriology-Virology laboratory, AP-HP Hôpital Trousseau Paris- France. ECV 2013

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