You Should Know
The PGT Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) RT-PCR test is a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
COVID-19, or coronavirus disease 2019, is the name of the disease itself. SARS-CoV-2, is the name of the virus that causes the disease, to detect current infection we use a RT-PCR methology to detect RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens.
Use of a Laboratory Development Test( LTD) as the TaqPath COVID-19 Real Time PCR (RT- PCR) Assay which continues to demonstrate high accuracy and specificity for SARS-CoV-2
RT-PCR is the Gold Standard for COVID-19 Testing
RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) is the most sensitive technique for RNA detection and quantitation currently present. RT-PCR is a molecular testing, which is able of distinguishing active COVID-19 infections in the human body.
RT-PCR can detect the genetic information (RNA) of the SARS-CoV-2—even if the virus is present in exceedingly tiny amounts. Scientists value that RT-qPCR can detect as little as ~1,000 copies of viral RNA per milliliter, or 10 copies per analytical limit of detection (LoD). This suggests it is probable to detect someone as positive for COVID-19 even when their sample contains a small quantity of virus.
One of the utilities of RT-PCR is its sensitivity in detecting active infection, allowing patients to receive applicable treatment and take actions to avoid dispersal the disease..
Test Details – $120
- Uses reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test (TaqPath COVID-19 Combo kit ) to detect the RNA from SARAS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens.
- Test results will be labeled positive, negative, or indeterminate.
- The option to retest if indeterminate is available.
- Turn Around Time ( TAT)
- Results are typically available within 24 hours of your sample being received by the lab.
- Sensitivity: 9% at >20 copies/uL
- Specificity; 100 %
The Applied Biosystems TaqPath COVID-19 diagnostic test RT-PCR utilizes a multi-target design to compensate for emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants and mutations.Confirmation of the variant strain may be accomplished by sequencing.
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