Viral infection diagnostics using next-generation sequencing.

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Latest Version: v4.2.1

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First-class sample managment system

Built-in bioinformatic workflows with result visualization

Track and control user access and activity

Detect Known Pathogens

Use our fast detection workflow and simple result visualization.

Detect Novel Pathogens

Use our assembly and profile hidden Markov model workflow to predict novel viral sequences.

Sample Management

Intuitively manage samples and their analyses.


Automatically run and view FastQC-based quality control (QC) on sample data.

Sequence References

Construct collections of sequences organized into organization taxonomic units (OTU).

OTU Records

Organize pathogens into organization taxonmic units (OTU), the fundamental building block of references.

Hidden Markov Models

Explore the profile hidden Markov models used to predict novel viral sequences.

Subtraction Genomes

Manage genomes for eliminating non-pathogen reads from analysis workflows.

Open Source

Virtool is open source and makes heavy use of open source software and published bioinformatic tools.