COVID-19 (Corona Virus disease2019) is the respiratory infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that has notbeen previously identified in humans. WHO declared this beta-coronavirus as apandemic disease being regarded as spreading all around the world.
The PaxViewÃÂ®COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR Kit detects the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 usingone-step real-time RT-PCR in a single tube intended for in vitro diagnosticuse. The target genes for the detection of the virus are Orf1ab and N gene. Thesequence of primers and probes for the amplification were adapted from sourcespublished by China CDC and WHO. The kit includes primers and probe settargeting the human RNase P gene that serves as an internal positive controlfor the real-time RT-PCR.