DSQ Alert™ HT Candida auris

Candida auris is a globally distributed pathogenic yeast that can cause invasive candidiasis, especially affecting critically ill and immunocompromised patients. C. auris is an emerging cause of hospital outbreaks and is classified in the highest “Critical Priority Group” in the 2022 WHO Fungal Priority Pathogens List.1

C. auris can be difficult to identify. The CDC states that the Internal Transcribed Region (ITS) is an accurate target for molecular identification of C. auris.2

High throughput (HT) design

Our DSQ Alert HT analyte specific reagents§ feature:

  • Optimized design for the open utility channel of high throughput real-time PCR platforms running up to 192 samples
  • Primers and probes manufactured according to FDA and cGMP requirements
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DSQ Alert


Catalog number Product Name Reactions Fluorophore Product description
M800760 DSQ Alert HT Candida auris Primer Mix ASR 192 Contains primers for PCR amplification within the ITS2 region of Candida auris
M800761 DSQ Alert HT Candida auris Probe Mix ASR 192 FAM Detects nucleic acids within the  ITS2 region of Candida auris


Innovative.  DSQ Alert products incorporate our proprietary duplex stabilizing quencher (DSQ), a universal quencher and MGB fused into one hybrid molecule. DSQ probes offer DNA duplex stabilization and specificity with better quenching.

Flexible. Our reagents can be used on the ELITe InGenius® and ELITe BeGenius® instrument systems, and on most open channel platforms. Let us help create the right workflow for your lab.

Responsive. We frequently anticipate and nimbly respond to market needs as they arise. Let us know what you’d like to add to your own real-time PCR menu.

Visit to learn more. We offer a full menu of IVD tests, analyte specific reagents (ASRs), and research use only (RUO) materials designed with proprietary chemistries.


1 World Health Organization (WHO) Report. WHO fungal priority pathogens list to guide research, development and public health action. Oct 25, 2022. Available at:

2 Identification of candida auris. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 14, 2022. Accessed November 21, 2023.

§Analyte Specific Reagent. Analytical and performance characteristics are not established.

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