abTES™ Solutions for COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)4. SARS-CoV-2 is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus which is capable of person-to-person transmission. COVID-19 has spread to more than 20 countries within a month it was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It is genetically highly related to SARS and MERS coronaviruses.

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

Click on the link below to view Product Insert.

abTES™ COVID-19 qPCR I Kit Product Insert (CE-IVD)

  • 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