NZYTech SARS-CoV-2 One-Step RT-PCR Kit, RdRp and N genes (IVD)


NZYTech SARS-CoV-2 One-Step RT-PCR Kit, RdRp and N genes (IVD) provides the complete set of reagents and probes to qualitatively detect the SARS-CoV-2 genome, through common realtime PCR platforms. The virus RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) and the Nucleocapsid phosphoprotein (N) genes have previously been identified as highly specific markers for SARS-CoV-2. This NZYTech kit targets specific regions in the RdRp and N genes of SARS-CoV-2 genome to provide the highest sensitivity of detection. By using NZYTech SARS-CoV-2 One-Step RT-PCR Kit, RdRp and N genes (IVD), RNA isolated and purified with a CE IVD extraction system is retrotranscribed (RT) to cDNA and subsequently amplified by PCR, in a single reaction, using three highly specific primer/probe sets exploiting the so-called TaqMan® principle.

During this process, the probes specifically anneal to two regions of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, namely RdRp (within the Orf1ab polyprotein gene) and N genes, in case the sample was extracted from an infected patient. An additional primers/probe set acts as an endogenous internal control to detect nucleic acids of the human ribonuclease P [RNase P gene (RP)], assessing sample quality.

In addition, this internal control demonstrates that no reaction inhibition has occurred by PCR inhibitors potentially present in the clinical/environmental samples. To allow identifying the amplification of the three specific targets in a single reaction, SARS-CoV-2 and human RNase P specific probes are differently labelled, with FAM™ and JOE™ reporter dyes, respectively. Note that this panel contains a duplex assay in the same optical FAM™ channel to report an additive performance of the two PCR assays for SARS-CoV-2 detection. In addition, they are provided in optimized concentrations to make sure amplification of human mRNA, even when present at very high concentrations, does not limit the efficiency of the SARS-CoV-2 primers/probe sets.

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