CoV-2 Combo Kit
A molecular test using rt-PCR.
How Does the TaqPath™ COVID-19 Test Kit Work?
The TaqPath™ COVID-19 test is based on real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 extracted from upper respiratory specimens.
The probes anneal to the four specific target sequences: ORF1ab, N Protein, S Protein, and MS2 Phage. The MS2 Phage serves as an internal control to monitor RT and PCR inhibition.
Accurate And Quality Lab Tests
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Approved (FDA EUA #: 200176).
- CE/IVD Marked.
- Detects 4 targets: Orf1ab, N Protein, S Protein, MS2 Phage.
- High throughput: 93 samples (96-well plate).
- Sample type: Nasopharyngeal swabs (NP), oropharyngeal swabs (OP), mid-turbinate swabs, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA), and nasal swabs (NS).
- Turnaround time for results: 48 – 72 hours.
- Targeted specificity to 100% of currently available complete genomes for SARS-CoV-2.
- Assay targets spike (S) protein and nucleocapsid (N) protein regions having higher specificity and exhibiting lower risk for mutation.
- Assay targets spike (S) protein and nucleocapsid (N) protein regions having higher specificity and exhibiting lower risk for mutation
- COVID-19 Interpretive Software, which automatically converts genetic analysis data into diagnosis, helping reduce risk of user interpretation error.
- Analytical sensitivity: 100 copies per mL of viral RNA.
- Clinical sensitivity: 100% agreement with real patient samples previously tested with another assay.
Who Needs A Covid-19 Viral Test?
- Individuals who currently have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Individuals who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Individuals who are considered essential workers.
- Individuals who have to go to work and unable to maintain social distancing.
- Individuals who want to travel to countries that require a COVID-19 test for entry.
- Caregivers (i.e. babysitters, elderly caregiver) should get tested.