Coronavirus Products for assay development and Molecular Diagnostic testing
Coronaviruses (CoV) are common throughout the world and are part of a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Today we are faced with COVID-19 which is rapidly spreading itself globally.
The potential global health risk posed by COVID-19 is extremely high as the influenza-like illness ranges from mild symptoms to severe illness and possible death. Current confirmed cases are seeing prolific growth daily and CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control is evolving quickly.
As we strive to better understand SARS-CoV-2 and look forward to providing developers and laboratories with safe to use, non-infectious external quality controls, we recommend a review of our current Coronavirus products which may provide some utility in your assay development and/or research and analytical studies.
NATtrol™ molecular controls are non-infectious, ready-to-use, whole organisms which are designed
to evaluate performance of molecular tests. They can be used for verification of assays, training of
laboratory personnel and to monitor assay-kit lot performance.
UV-inactivated viral culture fluids are designed for antigen based analytical testing.
Heat-inactivated viral culture fluids are designed for molecular based testing.
Purified heat-inactivated lysates are intended for research, product development, manufacturing,
and quality assurance testing. Viral lysates can be used as an antigen, as a source for the
purification of viral proteins, or in assays for the detection of viral antibodies.