Noroviruses can be transmitted by fecal-contaminated food or water, person-to-person contact, or aerosolization of the virus. They are responsible for 58% of domestic food borne illnesses. Norovirus Genogroup I (GI) and Norovirus Genogroup II (GII) are responsible for the majority of cases in humans.
Molecular testing, such as reverse transcription PCR, is the gold standard in detection of Noroviruses because it allows for more sensitive, specific identification. Until now, there was a lack of consistent molecular standards for use in molecular assays.
The G-Sphere® Molecular Standards provide consistency and cGMP-grade standard. They are customizable and are available for virtually any organism and any molecular assay. G-Sphere® Molecular Standards can be used for positive, internal and extraction controls providing flexibility and they are non-hazardous.