qRT PCR Coronavirus Detection Kit
SENTEBIOLAB SENTELIGO CORONAVIRUS DETECTION KIT
What is SENTEBIOLAB Senteligo Coronavirus Detection Kit?
Senteligo coronavirus detection kit, developed by Sentebiolab Biotechnology Ltd. Sti., has the ability to give results within 1 hour after RNA isolation. It is specially designed to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease. Our coronavirus detection kit eliminates the problems (primary-dimer, probe-dimer formation) associated with the kit developed by CDC, and is currently the most accurate kit on the market. It contains primer-probe sets that recognize 3 different regions in the N gene of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in addition to the positive control primer-probe set and the positive control DNA sample.
What is Coronavirus ?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. Although the pathologies they create in humans are usually in the form of mild respiratory infections, several coronavirus types cause severe pathologies such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
Coronaviruses belong to the Orthocoronavirinae subfamily of the Cornidoviridae family in Nidovirales subgroup and are single-stranded RNA viruses. They are known by the envelope structure around them and contain a positive sense RNA sequence. Their genome lengths range from about 25 to 35 kb and carry crown-like proteins of about 20 nm in size.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which was first seen in Wuhan in 2019, is the causative agent of COVID-19 which has spread all over the world. SARS-CoV-
2 is a coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV and COVID-19 manifests by high fever, shortness of breath and dry cough in infected patients. The mortality rate of this disease increases with age, and it is observed to be more severe in men and especially in smokers and those with chronic diseases. COVID-19 infection turns into pneumonia when it is severe.
How to take samples for this test?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends RT-PCR-based testing to establish a definitive diagnosis in cases where COVID-19 infection is suspected. It is recommended that the samples to be taken for this test are taken from the respiratory tract (mouth swab, nose swab, or mucus sample (if any), etc.).
How should the samples be transferred?
After taking the samples, it is very important to keep them in the cold chain. In the cases where the test laboratories can be reached immediately, the samples can be kept at +4 °C, in cases where it will take a long time to reach the test centers, the samples should be frozen at –20 °C or preferably at -70 °C and kept in dry ice.
What types of tests can be done for the diagnosis of coronavirus?
In order to conduct molecular tests, the relevant laboratories must meet the biosecurity requirements at least at the BSL-2 level. After the swabs arrive in the laboratory, RNA should be isolated from the samples. It is not recommended to use heat-treatment prior to RNA isolation. WHO has published qRT-PCR methods developed by China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, USA, and France on its website and stated that one of them can be used for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis.
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Coronavirus Detection Kit
How is Sentebiolab SENTELIGO qPCR Test different from others?
- Sentebiolab is the leading synthetic biology company of Turkey and has been producing qPCR primers and probes since 2011, with more than ten-thousand references.
- Among the 7 qPCR protocols released by WHO, Sentebiolab chose USA-CDC protocol; however, our scientists quickly realized the risk of false negative detection due to dimer-dimer problems in this protocol. So, we developed an optimized kit that overcame this problem.
- Unlike many other companies, Sentebiolab produces every single component of its kit by itself, reducing the risk of mistakes during production.
- Our qPCR kits have over 99% accuracy.
- Senteligo SARS-CoV-2 qPCR Detection Kit also has a fully synthetic and non-pathogenic positive control which eliminates the possibility of false negative results due to enzymatic problems.