abTES™ Solutions for COVID-19

COVID-19 is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus that caused a nationwide outbreak of serious respiratory problems across China. This RNA virus is capable of person-to-person transmission, spreading to more than 20 countries within 1 month. It is genetically highly related to SARS and MERS coronaviruses.

To date, seven coronavirus species including COVID-19 are known to infect human. Four viruses, including 229E, OC43, NL63 and HKU1, typically cause mild cold. However, people infected with the other three, including SARS, MERS and COVID-19, might develop acute and severe respiratory diseases with fever, cough and even death.

  • A qualitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) kit, which enables simultaneous detection of two COVID-19-specific regions from its
      non-structural polypeptide in a single reaction.
  • Contains all the necessary PCR reagents for rapid, sensitive and specific detection using target-specific primers and double-labeled hydrolysis probes.
  • Enables detection of human housekeeping gene, GAPDH, as an Internal Control (IC) to identify possible PCR inhibitions from sample processing.

Sensitivity: 2.2 copies/µl or 11 copies/rxn

Validated sample types (as recommended by CDC):

  • Nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate or nasal aspirate
  • Nasopharyngeal & oropharyngeal swabs
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Tracheal aspirate
  • Sputum
  • Serum