MGB Alert® VZV

Varicella-zoster virus causes the primary disease varicella (chickenpox), and herpes zoster (shingles) upon reactivation of the virus later in life. Complications from VZV can be severe, including encephalitis and hemorrhagic conditions, and occur in high risk groups such as those on immunosuppressive therapies or with immunodeficiencies.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
800418 MGB Alert® VZV Primer Mix ASR 48 Amplifies nucleic acids within ORF38 in varicella-zoster virus
800419 MGB Alert® VZV Probe Mix ASR 48 FAM Detects nucleic acids within ORF38 in varicella-zoster virus


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.


1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, October 21). Chickenpox (Varicella). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved November 17, 2022, from


§Analytical and performance characteristics are not established.

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