This product includes the OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test and the OPTI Rapid Lysis Buffer.
It provides an extraction-free protocol for SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing, with lysis and virus inactivation prior to the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA.
The OPTI Rapid Lysis Buffer is used for sample preparation prior to the OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test. It enables sample lysis and virus inactivation with a heating protocol, excluding the need for spin column or magnetic bead extraction. This method brings a reduced cost and simplified workflow with minimum training requirements.
The OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test is designed for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA extracted from nasopharyngeal swabs, oropharyngeal swabs and other upper respiratory sample types. The test detects new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (UK B.1.1.7, Brazil P.1, South Africa B.1.351, and Delta B.1.617.2) based on the sequences submitted to the GISAID database.