- A*STAR FORTITUDE KIT 2.0 is an in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) test kit under Provisional Authorization (MDPA2020-01) issued by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA).
- A*STAR FORTITUDE KIT 2.0 is based on real-time RT-PCR technology, for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific RNA. The assay includes a positive control and an internal control.
- The SARS-CoV-2 assay recognizes one single target region on the SARSCoV-2 viral sequence.
- The probes specific for SARS-CoV-2 RNA are labelled with the fluorophore FAM. The probe specific for Internal Control (IC) is labelled with the fluorophore HEX. Using probes linked to distinguishable dyes enables the parallel detection of SARS-CoV-2 specific RNA, as well as the detection of the Internal Control in corresponding detector channels of the real-time PCR instrument.
- Tested on Bio-Rad CFX96 models
- qPCR testing for specific RNA in nasopharyngeal swabs samples
COVID-19, Nasopharyngeal swabs
-25°C to -15°C, Protect from light
Limit of Detection