COVID-19 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that caused a national outbreak of serious respiratory problems around the world. This RNA virus is capable of being transmitted from person to person, spreading very quickly and affecting almost all countries. It is genetically closely related to the SARS and MERS coronaviruses.
Together with our partners, AITbiotech, we participate in the global fight against COVID-19 by providing reliable real-time PCR kits for the detection of the nCoV-2019 virus in clinical samples.
The kit is CE-IVD certified and is among the WHO-recommended kits.
Sensitivity: 2.2 copies / µl or 11 copies / rxn
Validated sample types (as recommended by CDC):
- Nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate or nasal aspirate
- Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs
- Bronchoalveolar lavage
- Tracheal aspirate
- Validated real-time PCR instruments:
Bio-Rad CFX96TM Real-Time PCR Detection System
Applied Biosystems 7500/7500 FAST Real-Time PCR Systems
The abTES COVID-19 qPCR I Kit is a qualitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) kit that allows the simultaneous detection of two distinctive COVID-19 specific regions from their unstructured polypeptide (orf1a) in a single reaction. It also includes the detection of the human housekeeping gene, GAPDH, as an internal control (IC) to identify possible PCR inhibitions from sample processing.
The kit contains all necessary PCR reagents for rapid, sensitive, and specific detection using target-specific primers and double-labeled hydrolysis probes. This kit has been validated with sputum samples, nasopharyngeal and pharyngeal swabs.