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The PCR-based test works with upper and lower respiratory specimens, including nasal swabs and sputum, and can be performed by high complexity labs.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles used a SARS-CoV-2 sequencing panel to determine if patients had become infected from the same source as healthcare workers.

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay uses the A*Star Fortitude Kit 2.0 for the detection of SAR-CoV-2 specific RNA in nasopharyngeal swab samples.

A recent study from New York University found Abbott's ID Now rapid point-of-care test could return false negative results.

Since the Salt Lake City-based company launched its SARS-CoV-2 test in March, it has recorded COVID-19-related test and equipment sales of over $18 million.

Novacyt said that the growing demand for its SARS-CoV-2 test, which was launched in late January, has significantly exceeded its expectations.

The company's Linea COVID-19 assay kit is a high-sensitivity real-time, reverse-transcriptase PCR-based assay to detect target sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike gene.

The paper, which is not peer-reviewed, said that use of the test as a first-step screening tool would require confirmation of more than 80 percent of its results.

The test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid gene in nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, nasal, and midturbinate nasal swab samples.

The test is designed to detect the E and RdRp genes of SARS-CoV-2 in various respiratory specimens including nasopharyngeal swabs and nasal aspirates.

The expansion increases the number of PCR instruments and types of reagents and consumables labs can use to run the Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit.

The cancer test developer will use the funding to commercialize its enrichment-based NGS panels. An IVD test also got CE marked.

The PCR-based test received EUA for use on the Alinity m platform after receiving authorization in March on the firm's m2000 RealTime System. 

Meridian has been providing essential components, including reagents, for multiple SARS-CoV-2 molecular and serology tests.

The PCR-based tests are designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid gene in various respiratory specimens including oropharyngeal swabs.

The federal agency approved the use of the Zymo Research SARS-CoV-2 kit with both upper respiratory and lower respiratory specimens.

SARS-CoV-2 might have resulted from recombination between pangolin and bat coronaviruses, with pangolins serving as an intermediate host.

The test is validated and authorized for numerous extraction technologies and PCR instruments.

The firm recently announced a collaboration with Sweden’s Karolinska Institute to test COVID-19 pneumonia patients for bacterial co-infections.

Fluidigm's mass cytometry and microfluidics research product sales were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.