- Shipping: dry ice
- All reagents should be stored at -20°C. Storage at +4°C is not recommended.
On January 11, 2020, Chinese health authorities preliminarily identified more than 40 human infections with a novel coronavirus in an outbreak of pneumonia under investigation in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The Chinese authorities identified a new type of coronavirus (novel coronavirus, named as 2019-nCoV), which was isolated on 7 January 2020. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in human and others circulating
among animals such as camels, cats and bats. 2019-nCoV is a novel coronavirus. The primer and probe design for this kit is based on the newly released strain (2019-nCoV) (GeneBank accession: MN908947) and covers 6 2019-nCoV strains sequences (EPI_ISL_402119, EPI_ISL_402120, EPI_ISL_402121, EPI_ISL_402122, EPI_ISL_402123, EPI_ISL_402124 included).
The kit contains a specific ready-to-use system for the detection of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by Reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) in the real-time PCR system. The master contains a Super Mix for the specific amplification of virus RNA. The reaction is done in one step real time RT-PCR. The first step is a reverse transcription (RT), during which the virus RNA is transcribed into cDNA. Afterwards, a thermostable DNA polymerase is used to amplify the specific gene fragments by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Fluorescence is emitted and
measured by the real time systems' optical unit during PCR. The detection of amplified virus DNA fragment is performed in fluorimeter channel FAM, HEX/VIC/JOE and Cal Red 610/ROX/TEXAS RED with the fluorescent quencher BHQ1. For use with PE5700, MJ-Opticon & other single color systems, ABI7000, ABI7300, ABI7500, ABI7900, ABI StepOne, StepOne plus, MJ-Opticon2, MJ-chromo4, MX3000P, MX3005P, Smart Cycler II, Rotor-Gene 6000, LightCycler 480, CFX 96, Life 96, Slan 96, iCycler iQ4, iCycler iQ5 & other multi-color systems