The kits, which meets the provisions of the EC Council Directives and Standards (IVDD 98/79/EC) have been validated and adopted for use by hospitals in various territories globally
Laboratory-based PCR tests look for the RNA of the virus, and can detect as little as one virus particle in swabs taken.
Lead scientist has been researching on infectious diseases tests for over 20 years coupled with experience in previous outbreaks.
Target viral RNA is extracted from the sample and converted into cDNA via Reverse transcription.
PCR amplification of target genetic material and Internal Control DNA to increase the amount of sample.
Simultaneously, the PCR amplicons are detected by fluorescent dye labelled probes. The viral portions glow and create a light pattern showing the presence of the virus.
The tests take approximately 90-120 minutes from extracted RNA to obtaining results.
The real-time RT-PCR kits supplied by INEX have superior limits of detection with an accuracy of up to 90 per cent. It is also highly specific as there is no cross-reactivity with other major human-related pathogens.