Vircell DNA-RNA Amplification Controls

Last updated: 23rd June, 2023

Products are for professional/laboratory use only.

A growing number of laboratories around the world are using Vircell AMPLIRUN® Controls  for PCR QC purposes; to comply with lab accreditation and to improve patient care.

Vircell AMPLIRUN®  Controls are independent, external controls to monitor the accuracy and precision of the amplification and detection steps of your PCR run. These non-infectious lyophilized run controls contain the purified complete genome of the infectious agent.

Product Applications

  • Limit of detection and assay specificity
  • Assay lot-to-lot verification
  • Assay development, optimization and validation
  • Training/trial purposes
  • Regulatory requirements/accreditation process compliance

Why use Vircell AMPLIRUN®  Controls?

  • Ensure consistent, accurate and meaningful test results
  • Can be used across various molecular testing platforms
  • Long expiry date (2 years) for long term use of a single lot number
  • Avoid the risk of using infectious agents
  • Ideal for the daily control of molecular assays and instrument performance to aid laboratories in meeting quality and regulatory requirements
  • Strain and NCBI sequences available at

Current regulatory requirements reinforce the need to use a third party control to monitor your PCR process: “Controls independent of those produced by the manufacturer of the test or analyser should be used” [Ref: National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia. AS 4633 (ISO 15189) – Supplemental Requirements for accreditation in the field of Medical testing].

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