Viral qPCR & PCR Controls

ABI’s standard PCR controls from Source BioScience can be used as positive controls in nucleic acid amplification reactions.

ABI supplies virus infected cell DNA controls, and virus transformed cell DNA controls, which can be used as positive controls in standard PCR.

ABI’s standard PCR controls are purified from one of the following sources:

  • Infected cells: transduced or pathogen-infected cell cultures
  • Transformed cells: cells transformed by specific viruses

Virus infected cell DNA controls are isolated from virus infected cells and contain cellular and viral DNA in unknown proportions. Virus transformed cell DNA controls are isolated from cells transformed by human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 or type 18 and contain HPV viral DNA integrated into the cell genome. Both virus infected and virus transformed DNAs are supplied at a DNA concentration (viral plus cellular DNA) of 50 ng/µL. Standard PCR Controls are purified from appropriate starting material, and the concentration is determined by fluorometry. Custom nucleic acid preparations are also available. 

ABI’s Standard PCR Controls are for research use only and are not for use in diagnostic assays. 



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