PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel 1 Primers and Controls
The oligonucleotide primers and probes for detection of SARS-CoV-2 were selected from the regions of the virus nucleocapsid (N) gene and ORF1ab gene. The primers and probes for detection of influenza A and RSV were selected from the regions of matrix protein. The primers and probes for detection of influenza B were selected from the regions of nuclear export protein (NEP) and nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) genes. An additional primer/probe set to detect the endogenous control gene RNase P is also included in the test. It is used for monitoring human biological material and extraction efficiency.
Probes for the amplicons of SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV and RNase P are labeled with FAM, ROX, Cy5, Cy5.5 and HEX/VIC fluorescent dyes respectively to generate target-specific signals.
The assay also uses a dUTP/UNG carryover prevention system to avoid contamination of PCR products and subsequent false positive results. Additionally, this kit includes positive, negative, and internal controls to prevent the reporting of incorrect results.