The Importance of Sensitivity in SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR Assays | Accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 is critical for both patient treatments, as well as control of the COVID-19 pandemic. One important factor to consider when deciding upon a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay to use for detection of SARS-CoV-2 is the Limit of Detection (LOD).
High-throughput, reliable technologies for PGT-A | The field of genetics continues to grow at an unforeseen pace. Sequencing instrument manufacturers are rising to the challenge by offering larger and larger sequencing platforms capable of sequencing the entire human genome in just a few days with the promise of achieving the $1,000 genome. The growth of this market doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon.
Ensuring the Accuracy of your SARS-CoV-2 Testing Results | Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 testing is critical when determining if someone is infected and needs to be quarantined and/or treated for a coronavirus infection. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays is the tool of choice for determining if someone has an active SARS-CoV-2 infection.
How to Design PCR Primers for Multiplex Assays | Good primer design is essential for successful, specific PCR amplification with high yield. For PCR primers to efficiently amplify DNA template in a PCR they should be carefully designed so the optimal conditions for them to amplify their target are as equivalently matched as possible.