The genesig® Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya Virus Multiplex kit is designed for the detection and differentiation of Dengue virus, Zika virus (ZIKV) and Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) only. Individual tests have been designed in the conserved regions of each virus such that all isolates and subtypes will be detected simultaneously in the same test. The Dengue component of the test will detect subtypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 but will not differentiate between them. A positive Dengue test results indicates that the sample has either one of these four subtypes.
The primers and probe sequences in this kit have 100% homology with a broad range of clinically relevant reference sequences based on a comprehensive bioinformatics analysis. They therefore have a very broad quantification profile.