CORO™ Real-Time RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 kit is a real-time molecular test for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 extracted from nasopharyngeal swab.  

CORO Real-Time RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 kit is an in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) test kit under Provisional Authorisation issued by Singapore’s Health and Sciences Authority.

The kit utilizes both the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) and Spike (S) genes for screening and confirms SARS-CoV-2 positive diagnosis by detecting the Nucleocapsid (N) gene.

The RT-PCR Kit is intended for use by trained clinical laboratory personnel specifically instructed and trained in the techniques of RT-PCR and in vitro diagnostic procedures. 

RT-PCR explained:

  • 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. 



Nasopharyngeal Swab