MGB Alert® HHV-8

HHV-8 is the cause of Kaposi sarcoma in immunosuppressed people, e.g., transplant recipients, people infected with HIV. This disease is characterized by cancerous lesions on the skin, mucous membranes, and in the lungs and GI tract.1

Our analyte specific reagents§ feature:

  • Thoughtfully designed primers and probes
  • Primers and probes manufactured according to FDA and cGMP requirements
MGB probes | DSQ probes | Eclipse Dark Quencher | Duplex Stabilizing Quencher | Pleiades probe chemistry | AquaPhluor® Dyes | Superbases


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Catalog number Product Name Reactions Fluorophore Product description
M800597 MGB Alert® HHV-8 Primer Mix ASR 48 Amplifies nucleic acids within ORF26 of human herpesvirus 8
M800598 MGB Alert® HHV-8 Probe Mix ASR 48 FAM Detects nucleic acids within ORF26 of human herpesvirus 8



Innovative.  MGB Alert reagents utilize our original minor groove binder probe technology, and feature flexibility of PCR-based detection and/or melt curve analysis. DSQ Alert™ reagents now incorporate our proprietary duplex stabilizing quencher (DSQ), a next step in MGB probe chemistry.

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.


1Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2022) Kaposi Sarcoma. The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. Retrieved November 17, 2022, from


§Analytical and performance characteristics are not established.

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