Roche Cobas SARS-CoV-2 Variant Set 1 Test
Roche has launched its Cobas SARS-CoV-2 Variant Set 1 Test for research use only to detect mutations in virus variants associated with increased human-to-human transmission. It detects and differentiates three mutations found in the UK B.1.1.7, South Africa B.1.351, and Brazil P.1 variants. Mutations E484K, N501Y, and del 69-70 for these variants are found in the spike protein and may be linked to increased disease transmissibility.
The RT-PCR test runs on the high-throughput Cobas 6800/8800 systems and contains the necessary primers and probes in the 384-test cassette.