Coronavirusesare a large family of viruses (Coronaviridae) that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). At least six species of coronaviruses have been found to cause diseases in humans. Common signs of these infections include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties etc. In more severe cases the infection can cause pneumonia, SARS, kidney failure and even be fatal. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is caused by novel coronavirus (SARS CoV 2). WHO has officially named after the disease Covid-19, signifying the year of outbreak?
Viral tests are recommended to diagnose acute infection. Authorized assays for viral testing include those that detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid or antigen. Q-Line® Molecular (nCoV-19) RT-PCR detection kit (E & RdRP gene) is designed to detect nCoV-19 based on single tube multiplex rRT-PCR assays in respiratory and serum specimens. The high quality primers and probes specific for nCoV-19: E-gene and RdRP offers a high sensitivity and specificity.With the PCR reaction mix provided, the amplification of template are quantitatively monitored by the increased fluorescence signal detected by a RT-PCRinstrument.The PCR detection system includes human housekeeping gene as IPC, primer and probe mix.
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