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27th September 2016  Content supplied by: ATCC

New Quantitative Nucleic Acid Standards for Astrovirus, Sapovirus, and Norovirus

Norovirus, Sapovirus, and Astrovirus are common causes of viral gastroenteritis worldwide, frequently resulting in diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. Because these viruses are difficult to culture from clinical samples, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has become the preferred method of detection. This molecular-based assay offers a number of advantages, including high sensitivity and specificity, broad reactivity, fast turnaround time, and low cost.

To support the continual development and evaluation of novel RT-PCR assays, ATCC has expanded its nucleic acid portfolio to include quantitative synthetic RNA representing key target regions from Astrovirus, Sapovirus, and Norovirus genogroups GI & GII.

ATCC® No.Product DescriptionSource Information
VR-3237SDQuantitative Synthetic Sapovirus RNAFragments from the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, VP1, and polyprotein regions.
VR-3238SDQuantitative Synthetic Astrovirus RNAFragments from ORF1a, ORF1b, ORF2, and 3’ UTR regions
VR-3234SDQuantitative Synthetic Norovirus GI RNAFragments from the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and VP1 regions
VR-3235SDQuantitative Synthetic Norovirus GII RNAFragments from the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, VP1, and VP2 regions


Each quantitative nucleic acid preparation is measured for genome copy number using Droplet Digital™ PCR and extensively tested to ensure product identity, stability, quantity, and functionality with molecular applications.

So, skip the time-consuming in vitro preparation steps and let ATCC do the work for you with ready-to-use, quantitative nucleic acids! Visit us online to browse our complete collection of nucleic acids and other tools for enteric disease research.

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Date Published: 27th September 2016

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