Viruses: SARS-CoV-2

Viruses: SARS-CoV-2

Testing kits and reagents for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Swabs of Environmental Surfaces

SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) is a recently discovered coronavirus, which has caused the pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. This virus may lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and is predominantly transmitted person to person via droplets and possibly aerosols. While these droplets will degrade over time, studies have shown that the virus has potential for a prolonged tenacity on surfaces (up to 3 days). Due to this, transmission through contaminated surfaces is being investigated as a possible route of exposure.

In the current coronavirus outbreak, companies and health authorities seek for solutions to monitor the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in their environments.

SARS-CoV-2 Testing Kits by Eurofins Technologies

SARS-CoV-2 kits developed by Eurofins Technologies will enable organizations in diverse industries and sectors, as well as in healthcare, to help test, determine, monitor and eventually strengthen the effectiveness of sanitation measures put in place.

VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Screen

The VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Screen kit enables screening for the E-gene, which encodes for the envelope surrounding the viral shell. The kit was developed as an initial screening assay to be used in conjunction with the VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Ident kit as a confirmation. This approach follows the recommendations from the WHO and the German Health Authority.

This assay effortlessly integrates into the VIRSeek Solution, which offers RNA extraction and an ISO 15216-compliant process control virus to monitor the efficiency of the process.

VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Ident

The VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Ident assay is a one-step real-time RT-PCR to specifically detect the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP-gene) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus according to the workflows published by the WHO and the German Health Authority. The kit should be used to confirm the presence of the virus in swabs of environmental surfaces following a VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Screen positive result.

VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Mplex

This real-time RT-PCR multiplex assay enables a fast and reliable detection of two targets on the N-gene of the SARS-CoV-2. The kit also includes a MS2 extraction control to confirm the successful extraction of the viral particles as well as the absence of inhibition in the PCR.

VIRSeek Solution: ISO-compliant Workflow

The VIRSeek Solution offers an ISO-compliant workflow for the detection of viruses in various food samples and environmental surfaces:

 •  Process Control Virus: monitoring the virus extraction process

 •  RNA Extraction: RNA extraction using silica-coated magnetic beads

 •  Real-Time RT-PCR: detection of viruses

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