PowerChek 2019-nCoV Real-time PCR Kit provides the fast and accurate testing solution for Wuhan coronavirus, targeting he E gene for beta Coronavirus and the RdRp gene for COVID-19 specifically. Genomic Diagnostics can supply the test kits and offer additional respiratory viral detection solutions for diagnosis by exclusion.
The PowerChek™ RNA Process Control Kit must be used with the PowerChek™ 2019-nCoV Real-time PCR Kit to monitor the RNA extraction process as well as RT-PCR inhibition.
The Components of PowerChek™ RNA Process Control Kit (for 500 reactions)
Primer/Probe mix (RNA Process Control)
RNA Process Control (RPC)
5 X 500 μL
The term Coronavirus refers to a family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals. The SARS-CoV-2 strain was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Public health officials have identified the source of this virus in bats and are investigating its spread from animal to human and human to human. It is typically spread by respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes, similar to the way flu and other respiratory viruses spread.
Infectious disease experts have determined that symptoms can begin within 14 days of initial exposure to the virus.
Primary symptoms are:
If you have recently traveled to China or other parts of the world where outbreak is prevalent, or been in close contact with someone who traveled to those countries and have any of the above symptoms, contact your healthcare provider right away.
A special laboratory test performed by the CDC or some state’s Department of Health can confirm diagnosis. A diagnosis may be inconclusive with only a physical exam because mild cases of the new Coronavirus may appear similar to the flu or a bad cold.
Currently, there is no targeted treatment or vaccine. Standard supportive measures for any respiratory illness will be used.
Take the following precautions: