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With the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants that may confer an evolutionary advantage to the virus, the need for fast, sensitive, and reliable tests to monitor for variants is essential both for tracking purposes and sequencing prioritization.
The SARS-CoV-2 Variant Assays are predesigned mutation detection assays targeting the most prominent variants known to date. These are single-tube duplex assays designed to support detection of a specific mutation in the FAM channel and wild-type sequence in the HEX channel using either Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™) or RT-PCR.
New assays are expected to be made available as new variants emerge.
The SARS-CoV-2 Variant Assays are for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
SARS-CoV-2 Variant Assay Protocols, Kits, and Reagents
SARS-CoV-2 Variant Assay Protocols
SARS-CoV-2 Assay Kits and Reagents
The Bio-Rad SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR Kit is a powerful diagnostic tool in the battle against COVID-19, with sensitivity and precision beyond that of qPCR assays.
The Reliance SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay Kit is a molecular in vitro diagnostic test targeting the virus nucleocapsid N1 and N2 genes to detect the coronavirus specifically.
Use this one-step reverse transcription digital PCR supermix to achieve improved efficiency, specificity, and sensitivity with precise RNA target quantification using Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR).
Use Reliance One-Step Multiplex Supermix for sensitive amplification of up to 5 targets in a single reaction with challenging templates, difficult targets, or PCR inhibitors.
The SARS-CoV-2 Standard contains synthetic RNA transcripts of 5 SARS-CoV-2 gene targets and Human Genomic DNA.
The SARS-CoV-2 Negative contains genomic DNA at 75,000 copies/ml formulated in a synthetic matrix.
Custom Assays for ddPCR and RT-PCR
Choose from a large catalog of predesigned, validated ddPCR and qPCR assays or design your own custom assays.
- Expert Design ddPCR assays are designed for optimal performance and manufactured to reduce false positives.
- PrimePCR Assays and panels are carefully designed and validated to yield reliable qPCR data.
ddPCR Expert Design Assays are designed specifically for Droplet Digital PCR by the experts that developed the technology.
Experimentally validated real-time PCR PCR primer and probe assays for mutation detection, gene expression, copy number variation. Design your own custom assays and panels.
More COVID-19 Surveillance Solutions
COVID-19 surveillance is needed to better inform public health decisions. Obstacles to surveillance work include large sample numbers, supply shortages, and complex sample types. Bio-Rad offers a range of solutions for COVID-19 surveillance.