The Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Real Time RT-PCR Nucleic Acid Detection Kit is based on the PCR method which uses a fluorescent probe and a specific primer to detect three specific regions within the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) nucleocapsid protein N gene.
This molecular panel aids in the detection ofviral RNA from SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.
The kit includes 3 primer-probe sets corresponding to those used in the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel (cat no. 2019-nCoVEUA-01).
Primer-probe sets N1 and N2 detect SARS-CoV-2 specifically, with no expected false positives fromother coronaviruses or human microflora.
The kit also includes a primer-probe set specific to the to the human housekeeping gene, ribonuclease P (RNP), are included to serve as an internal reference to monitor sample collection, RNA extraction, and amplification.