PCR COVID-19 Testing

Lab Services


PCR COVID-19 Testing

The test detects an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The laboratory method used for this test is reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

Benefits of PCR COVID-19 Testing

  • Widely considered as the most reliable method of diagnosing COVID-19·
  • Results within 24h

4-step Process

  1.  Sample collection with nasopharyngeal swab at the Institute of Pathology and Genetics
  2. Inactivation of the virus by a lysis buffer and proteinase K
  3. Viral RNA extraction
  4. RT-PCR  for the specific detection  of SARS-CoV-2 RNA

Accreditation

ISO 15189 (MED-381)

Starting material

Nasopharyngeal swab

Kit and equipment

Viral DNA extraction is performed with “Chemagic Viral DNA/RNA 300 Kit H96” kit automated on the Chemagic™ instrument.

The SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR is performed with a CE-IVD RT-qPCR Reagent kit from PerkinElmer.

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