BioGenex® B117 RT-PCR Assay(RUO)

  • As described in the kit insert, The B117 RT-PCR Assay (UK Variant included) is a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab from individuals suspected of COVID-19.
  • Assay aid to qualitative detection of SRAS-CoV-2 wild type and UK variant virus RNA directly (without RNA extraction) from nasal swab collected in commercially available Viral Transport Media (VTM).
  • Oligonucleotide primers hybridize to specific nucleotide sequences of the UK Variant SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.7) N (D3L mutant) gene and RdRp gene of SARS-CoV-2 (both wild type and B.1.1.7 variant).
  • B117 RT-PCR is compatible with real time PCR instruments with FAM, HEX, RED/Cy-5 channels.
  • Specific: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Variant.
  • Sensitive: Limit of detection of 50 copies/uL
  • Flexible: Compatible with a variety of sample types.
  • Reliable: Performance confirmed and verified with case studies from outbreak’s Point of origin.
  • Turnaround time: Lesser than usual RT-PCR since No RNA Extraction from the sample.
  • Gives medical practitioners right information to control the spread of COVID-19 or its UK variant.
  • Allows for surveillance of this variant while also testing for SARS-CoV-2.