Background: The family Coronaviridae includes pathogenic porcine coronaviruses such as the transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), the porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV), the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and the porcine hemmaglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV). TGEV causes transmissible gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting) in pigs, mortality is highest in neonates. PRCV is a mutant of TGEV and does not appear to be an important primary pathogen. PEDV is similar to, but antigenically distinct from TGEV. When epidemic, PEDV causes acute watery diarrhea and vomiting in a large proportion of all ages of swine. If PEDV is endemic, then diarrhea is observed with lower morbidity in suckling and recently weaned pigs.

Description: ViroReal® Kit PEDV & TGEV uses one-step reverse transcription multiplex RT real-time PCR for the detection of the nucleocapsid protein gene (N gene) of PEDV as well as a part of the S region of TGEV. The test clearly differentiates between these two viruses and does not detect PRCV that has a large in-frame deletion in the 5’ end of the S gene. The kit consists of an assay mix for the detection of the pathogen as well as a positive control and an internal positive control (IPC). Reverse transcription and PCR can be performed in one reaction well. For more detailed information see here.

ViroReal® Kit PEDV & TGEV
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DVEV01413100FAM & VIC/HEXCY5nucleocapsid protein gene
DVEV0145350FAM & VIC/HEXCY5nucleocapsid protein gene
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: -20°C dry ice
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: N gene of PEDV & TGEV
  • Transcription with thermostable MMLV Reverse Transcriptase (M-MLV)
  • contains RNase Inhibitor to block RNA degradation
  • Real-time PCR with rapid hot-start Taq DNA polymerase
  • ROX™ dye as passive reference
  • Internal Positive Control System to exclude false-negative results
  • Optimized to handle RT-PCR inhibitors
  • PCR- platforms: runs on all established standard real-time PCR- platforms
  • Harmonized thermal profiles to run RNA and DNA samples simultaneously
  • Available formats: Kit (with reaction mix) or Assay-only

PCR platforms: ViroReal® Kit PEDV & TGEV is developed and validated for the Applied Biosystems® 7500 System (Thermo Fisher Scientific), LightCycler® 480 (Roche) and Mx3005P® QPCR System (Agilent), but is also suitable for other real-time PCR instruments.


Assay: Optional this product is also available as an assay-only format with primers, probe and a positive control, but without reaction mix.

ViroReal® PEDV & TGEV
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGV68100FAM & VIC/HEX-nucleocapsid protein gene
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal®, ParoReal® and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.