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Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction and RT-PCR Set-Ups for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in China led to an increasing number of patients in the country infected with COVID-19. To prevent new infections in China once the number of cases fell, all nationals returning from other countries were tested. This process required rapid testing and automation of the sample preparation process. In order to meet these requirements, scientists have exploited automated pipetting solutions.

Download this app note to discover:

  • A pipetting procedure for automated nucleic acid extraction and RT-PCR
  • Tips on how to automate the testing of suspected COVID-19 positive cases