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  • Detection kits for HCV
  • Available in 2 formats for analysis:
 

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HCV TaqMan RT-PCR Kit (Cat. TM37600) 24 rxns
HCV TaqMan Probe/Primer and Control Set (Cat. TM37610) 100 rxns
HCV End-Point RT-PCR Kit (Cat. EP37600) 24 rxns
HCV Primer and Control Set (Cat. EP37610) 100 rxns

  • Detection kits for HCV
  • Available in 2 formats for analysis:
 

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HCV Detection Kits

Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide. Neither a vaccine nor an effective treatment is available for HCV. Pegylated interferon-α (PEG-IFN- α), combined with ribavirin, is the current standard therapy. Its efficiency ranges between 20-80%, depending on the HCV genotype. Unfortunately, many HCV infected patients do not respond to or do not tolerate the IFN-based therapy. Therefore, the number of patients progressing to HCC, as a result of HCV infection, is expected to increase over the next 20-30 years. The natural history of the disease reveals the elusive nature of the virus in a number of features. First, the infection is often detected incidentally at the time of blood donation as the acute infection is clinically asymptomatic in most patients. Second, HCV successfully escapes multi-specific host immune responses in the majority of patients which establishes persistent infection. Third, a significant number of persistently infected individuals remain unaware of the infection for decades, until liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma develop.

There are 2 kits available for the detection of HCV:


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HCV TaqMan PCR/RT-PCR Kit, 24 reactions
  • Ready to use format, including Master Mix for the target and PCR control to monitor for PCR inhibition and validate the quality
  • Specific Primer and Probe mix for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Primer and Probe mix
  • Positive and negative control to confirm the integrity of the kit reagents
HCV TaqMan PCR/RT-PCR Probe/Primer Set and Controls, 100 reactions
  • Specific Primer/Probe mix and Positive Control for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Nuclease-free water
  • Can be used together with Norgen’s PCR/RT-PCR Master Mix (#28007/#28113)or customer supplied master mix

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HCV End-Point PCR/RT-PCR Kit, 24 reactions
  • Ready to use format, including Master Mix for the target and PCR control to monitor for PCR inhibition and validate the quality
  • Specific Primer mix for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Positive control and a negative control to confirm the integrity of the kit reagents
  • Loading dye and a DNA ladder to facilitate qualitative analysis of the results on an agarose gel
HCV End-Point PCR/RT-PCR Primer Set and Controls, 100 reactions
  • Specific Primer mix and Positive Control for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Nuclease-free water
  • Can be used together with Norgen’s PCR/RT-PCR Master Mix (#28007/#28113)or customer supplied master mix

For research use only and NOT intended for in vitro diagnostics.

Storage Conditions and Product Stability
All kit components should be stored at -20°C upon arrival. Repeated thawing and freezing (> 2 x) of the Master Mix, Control Master Mix and Positive Control should be avoided, as this may affect the performance of the assay. If the reagents are to be used only intermittently, they should be frozen in aliquots. All reagents can be stored for 1 year at -20°C without showing any reduction in performance.


This product has a minimum of 10 per order.

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Create your account to receive 15% off on your first purchase!

Full Kits

HCV TaqMan RT-PCR Kit (Cat. TM37600) 24 rxns
HCV TaqMan Probe/Primer and Control Set (Cat. TM37610) 100 rxns
HCV End-Point RT-PCR Kit (Cat. EP37600) 24 rxns
HCV Primer and Control Set (Cat. EP37610) 100 rxns

  • Detection kits for HCV
  • Available in 2 formats for analysis:
 

Click for expanded view


HCV Detection Kits

Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide. Neither a vaccine nor an effective treatment is available for HCV. Pegylated interferon-α (PEG-IFN- α), combined with ribavirin, is the current standard therapy. Its efficiency ranges between 20-80%, depending on the HCV genotype. Unfortunately, many HCV infected patients do not respond to or do not tolerate the IFN-based therapy. Therefore, the number of patients progressing to HCC, as a result of HCV infection, is expected to increase over the next 20-30 years. The natural history of the disease reveals the elusive nature of the virus in a number of features. First, the infection is often detected incidentally at the time of blood donation as the acute infection is clinically asymptomatic in most patients. Second, HCV successfully escapes multi-specific host immune responses in the majority of patients which establishes persistent infection. Third, a significant number of persistently infected individuals remain unaware of the infection for decades, until liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma develop.

There are 2 kits available for the detection of HCV:


Click to expand options
HCV TaqMan PCR/RT-PCR Kit, 24 reactions
  • Ready to use format, including Master Mix for the target and PCR control to monitor for PCR inhibition and validate the quality
  • Specific Primer and Probe mix for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Primer and Probe mix
  • Positive and negative control to confirm the integrity of the kit reagents
HCV TaqMan PCR/RT-PCR Probe/Primer Set and Controls, 100 reactions
  • Specific Primer/Probe mix and Positive Control for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Nuclease-free water
  • Can be used together with Norgen’s PCR/RT-PCR Master Mix (#28007/#28113)or customer supplied master mix

Click to expand options
HCV End-Point PCR/RT-PCR Kit, 24 reactions
  • Ready to use format, including Master Mix for the target and PCR control to monitor for PCR inhibition and validate the quality
  • Specific Primer mix for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Positive control and a negative control to confirm the integrity of the kit reagents
  • Loading dye and a DNA ladder to facilitate qualitative analysis of the results on an agarose gel
HCV End-Point PCR/RT-PCR Primer Set and Controls, 100 reactions
  • Specific Primer mix and Positive Control for the pathogen/virus/viroid of interest
  • Nuclease-free water
  • Can be used together with Norgen’s PCR/RT-PCR Master Mix (#28007/#28113)or customer supplied master mix

For research use only and NOT intended for in vitro diagnostics.

Storage Conditions and Product Stability
All kit components should be stored at -20°C upon arrival. Repeated thawing and freezing (> 2 x) of the Master Mix, Control Master Mix and Positive Control should be avoided, as this may affect the performance of the assay. If the reagents are to be used only intermittently, they should be frozen in aliquots. All reagents can be stored for 1 year at -20°C without showing any reduction in performance.

 

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