Viral RNA purification
Nucleic acid is found in all cells and viruses. DNA and RNA are types of nucleic acid. PCR testing looks for the presence of nucleic acid sequences specific to SARS-CoV-2.
To start the process, the nucleic acid must first be extracted or purified from the sample. Biosearch Technologies' oKtopure™ automated high-throughput extraction system and SARS-CoV-2 qualified sbeadex™ viral RNA purification kit speed this stage up.