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COVID-19 Detection Kits Now Available


Pleasanton, CA


We are now a Distributor for COVID-19 Testing Kits. The test is based on a proprietary isothermal amplification technology termed OMEGA amplification. This is a real-time fluorescent isothermal assay on raw samples without RNA extraction. The test is based on a proprietary isothermal amplification technology termed OMEGA amplification OMEGA primer sets are designed to specifically detect RNA and later cDNA from the N and ORF-1ab genes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in nasal, nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabs from patients with signs and symptoms of infection who are suspected of COVID-19. This COVID-19 assay’s key differentiator from current rRT-PCR COVID-19 assays is its ability to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA directly from samples without prior RNA extraction process. Swab specimens are inserted directly into our 1X iAMP COVID-19 Sample Buffer Mix with a 15 min incubation at room temperature and can be directly used for OMEGA isothermal amplification and signal detection. Results are processed within an hour. Special Features: • RNA extraction NOT required • 1 hour from dry swab to final result. • Up to 94 samples per instrument run. • 2000 copies of viral RNA per swab. • Flexibility: any number of samples from 1 to 94 per round. PACKAGE DEAL: A 5% discount will be given off any instrument when COVID-19 testing kits are also purchased. See below for approved instruments.


Sample typesNasal Swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs and/or oropharyngeal swabs collected dry with a Sample Collection Device.
Reaction volume25 µl
Reaction time per sample~60min including sample processing
Sensitivity60 copies per reaction
InstrumentsCompatible with Bio-Rad CFX96, ABI 7500, ABI 7900, Roche 480 and other commonly used RT-qPCR instruments with FAM and HEX fluorescent channels.