LAMP-COVID-19 kit: A breakthrough for rapid diagnosis of COVID-19 in low-resource settings

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, is an infectious disease that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019 and then rapidly spread to more than 20 countries. Due to lack of vaccine and effective treatments, rapid diagnosis represents an essential component of controlling COVID-19 epidemics.

In collaboration with Innogenex and Hanoi University of Science and Technology, SUNSTAR.,JSC has recently developed the LAMP-COVID-19 kit which allows the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in just 30 minutes.

 

The RT-LAMP assay has successfully detected SARS-CoV-2 with less than 10 genome equivalent copies per reaction and has no cross-reactivity with other pathogenic Coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, NL63, 229E, HKU, OC43.

The sensitivity and specificity of the assay is under evaluation and therefore LAMP-COVID-19 should be considered for research use only (RUO).

Features:

– Rapid (30 minutes of incubation)

– Sensitive (LOD = 10 genome equivalent copies/reaction)

– Specific (no cross-reactivity with SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, HKU4, HKU1, OC43, 229E, influenza A(H1N1), and influenza A(H5N1))

– Simple (RT-LAMP reaction just requires a water bath and amplification products are visually detected by the naked eye), suitable for diagnosis at the point-of-care in low-resource settings

– Competitive Price

For research use only (RUO). Not for use in diagnostic procedures

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