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THE GENOMICS ENTHUSIAST

Confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Results

Verifying the Presence of the SARS-CoV-2 in Positive RT-PCR Samples | The PerkinElmer® New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Detection kit has been identified as having the highest sensitivity of the commercially available COVID-19 diagnostic kits. The purpose of this study is to use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of samples with a range of Ct values to verify the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 genome.

March 8th, 2021|Categories: 2019-nCoV, qPCR, RT-PCR|

COVID-19 Diagnostic Lab Workflow

Examining the Workflow of a Cutting-edge COVID-19 Diagnostic Lab | In early 2020, the Netherlands identified its first COVID-19 cases. Facilitating test capacity for all symptomatic individuals resulted in extensive pressure on diagnostics labs making it challenging for non- symptomatic individuals such as travelers, teachers and professional athletes to get tested.

February 5th, 2021|Categories: 2019-nCoV|

Diagnosing COVID-19 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 Lineages

WILL YOUR RT-PCR ASSAY IDENTIFY THE NEW SARS-COV-2 VARIANTS? Diagnosing COVID-19 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 Lineages The UK SARS-CoV-2 variant under investigation (VUI) called VUI 202012/01 (B.1.1.7 lineage) has multiple mutations in the spike glycoprotein’s gene S. Five are amino acid replacements (D614G, A222V, N439K, Y453F and N501Y), and one deletion (del) . The South African variant called 501.V2 [...]

January 9th, 2021|Categories: 2019-nCoV|

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