xABT Multiple Real-Time PCR Kit for Detection of 2019-nCoV is a Real-Time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the 2019-nCoV in oropharyngeal swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, and sputum from individuals with signs and symptoms of infection who are suspected of COVID-19. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. On January 12th, 2020, WHO officially announced that the novel coronavirus causing the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic was named “2019-nCov”, Currently it’s called COVID-19.
This kit shall only be used for IVD emergency capacity for 2019-nCoV and auxiliary diagnosis of related cases with Novel Coronavirus infections, which can’t be used as a routine IVD in the clinic.