Reagent RVD has proven capable of amplifying SARS-CoV-2 gene targets directly from universal viral transport (UVT) medium without the need for viral RNA extraction. However, diagnostic reference laboratories also want to use this approach for the amplification of bacterial gene targets.
The PCRopsis™ research team has extended their validation efforts in this direction. It’s been confirmed that Reagent RVD is capable of mediating extraction-free qPCR of specimens containing gram positive and negative bacteria.
To date, Reagent RVD facilitates extraction-free amplification of viral, bacterial and human gene targets directly from UVT.
This opens the door to new applications with Reagent RVD (e.g., respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal infections, wound care, vaginal / sexual health, etc.).