DeepChek®Assay INT Sequencing (HIV) (CE-IVD)

REF 126A24 - Accessory for use only with the DeepChek® Assay Integrase IVD (122A24)


The DeepChek® INT Sequencing Assay is an accessory to product DeepChek® Assay INT Genotyping and Drug Resistance, reference 122A24, and is categorized as “other IVD” products according the EU Directive 98/79/EC.

It provides accessibility of Sanger sequencing technology for downstream sequencing of the amplified products.

The specific Sanger sequencing primers are used for preparation of purified amplicons prior to sequencing. The product enables sequencing of the codons spanning positions 54 to 280 of the integrase (INT) gene in the pol open reading frame.

This accessory is only applicable with Sanger Sequencing technology.

The combination of this accessory and its corresponding IVD product might aid in the determination of antiviral resistance in clinical samples from HIV-infected patients.

This nucleic amplification test is indicated for use on previously diagnosed HIV patients ONLY.

This test is NOT intended to be used as a screening or confirmation test for the detection, confirmation and quantification in human specimens of markers of HIV infection (HIV 1 and 2).

Indication of Use

The amplified DNA sequenced by Sanger sequencing technology might be used as input material in validated laboratory procedures for genomic variability testing (genotyping) potentially affecting HIV-1 susceptibility to current antiretroviral drugs including integrase inhibitors (II).

The DeepChek® INT sequencing Assay has been validated in laboratories for Sanger sequencing with its corresponding product. Physicians then may use the related genotyping data in conjunction with patient clinical data to make treatment (drug therapy) decisions.

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Characteristics and performances


Compatibility with Capillary Electrophoresis (SANGER) platforms

Applicable for any Sanger Sequencing technology-based instrument which can work with Big Dye Terminator v3.1 labeling (standard laboratory consumables, e.g. DeepChek® SANGER SEQUENCING REACTION V1 (24 or 48 reactions) (ABL)

Registration status

CE-IVD for European Economic Area (EEA) and countries with a mutual recognition of this conformity assessment
Research Use Only for other territories

Types of samples

Amplified DNA which has been purified with suitable PCR purification kits (standard laboratory consumables, e.g. DeepChek® SANGER SEQUENCING REACTION V1 (24 or 48 reactions) (ABL))


24 samples/kit

Covered positions

INT: codons 20 to 280


RT-PCR & Nested-PCR reagents (enzymes, master mixes, primers, dNTPs...)


1000 cp/mL


Validated on HIV-1 subtype B.
The assay is designed to detect HIV-1 subtype B but can also detect other HIV-1 Group M subtypes and recombinant viral sequences. However, as the HIV-1 genome is highly mutable, there will always be a small possibility that some strains of HIV-1 will react poorly with the assay, especially if random mutations occur within the primer binding sites.

Repeatability / Reproducibility



We reached 100% of samples with an optimal Quality at a concentration of 1000 cp/mL (assay cut-off)

Clinical reproducibility


Clinical sensitivity

97% successful Sanger Sequencing for HIV-1 subtype B
95% overall successful Sanger sequencing for all HIV-1 subtypes


From sample to result in ~15 hours for SANGER

Compatible PCR

Amplification with any thermal cycler with enough ramp rate of ≥ 1°C/s (i.e. ProFlex PCR System 3x32-Well and 96-Well, Life Technologies)

Compatibility with CE-IVD downstream sequencing software

Validated with ViroScore Suite (CE-IVD) HIV module (Sanger sequencing outputs)

Examples of reports

For SANGER sequencing

For NGS sequencing

Ordering information



DeepChek® Assay INTEGRASE Sequencing V1 (CE-IVD)
Accessory for use only with the DeepChek® Assay Integrase (REF 122A24) - For use with Sanger sequencing instruments

(old reference K-17-SR)


(old reference K-17-SR)


General documentation

  • IFU REF 126A24


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  • Zip file MSDS


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