LGC SeraCare AccuSet SARS-CoV-2 Performance Panel
LGC SeraCare has released the AccuSet SARS-CoV-2 Performance Panel, an eleven-member validation panel of undiluted, naturally occurring human plasma samples. Ten panel samples represent collections from multiple individuals positive for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2; a single negative sample is also included, according to the company's website. The panel is designed to support validation studies for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic developers and to help meet assay verification requirements in clinical laboratories.
Novacyt Exsig Direct, Exsig Mag Extraction Kits; COVID-HT Test
Novacyt has launched two new extraction kits — Exsig Direct and Exsig Mag — for COVID-19 testing. The kits can be used with all open PCR instrument platforms. Exsig Direct is a direct-to-PCR extraction kit designed to be used with Novacyt's COVID-19 test. It employs a combination of optimized buffers to extract COVID-19 RNA from clinical samples. Exsig Mag runs on multiple automated magnetic bead extraction systems commonly used by clinical laboratories and has been developed to enhance extraction of COVID-19 RNA from clinical samples. Exsig Mag can be used with Novacyt's COVID-19 test or in combination with other COVID-19 PCR tests.
The firm has also launched a CE marked high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests called COVID-HT.
OraSure DNA Genotek OmniMet-Gut (ME-200) Sample Collection Device
OraSure Technologies' DNA Genotek subsidiary has launched OmniMet-Gut (ME-200), a device for in-home self collection of fecal samples for metabolomics. Until now, the only option to study metabolites in feces required immediate freezing and cold chain shipping of the sample, OraSure said. The DNA Genotek device features a proprietary chemistry that provides a minimum of seven days of stability at room temperature, allowing donors to collect their samples at home and return it to the laboratory in a reasonable timeframe while maintaining the integrity of the sample. Intended for research use only, the device was validated in collaboration with Metabolon, OraSure said.
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