SARS-CoV-2 Detection
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SARS-CoV-2 Detection

Diagnostic of COVID-19

We are here to help laboratories overcome their SARS-CoV-2 testing challenges so they can better address the world’s urgent public health concerns. We are working closely with laboratories around the world to deliver the nucleic acid isolation, automation, real-time PCR, antibody testing, and vaccine development solutions they need to rapidly respond to these challenges. Our top priority is to provide the technology and support to meet these needs.


SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products

PerkinElmer® SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR Assay

The PerkinElmer® SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR assay is CE-IVD marked and intended for in vitro diagnostic use in Europe. This assay provides reliable and high-quality results for the clinical detection of COVID-19 in human oropharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal swab, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum, plasma or serum samples.

Remote Services

Remote Services

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Webinar

Improve the Efficiency of Coronavirus Testing

This is a challenging time for laboratories working on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, we will describe how PerkinElmer is helping the community address this urgent public health concern. We will share details on immediately deployable solutions that can equip labs with viral nucleic acid isolation set up, extraction and detection to efficiently process thousands of tests every day.

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Blog Posts


How to Handle Inconclusive Samples with SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time PCR Tests

How to Handle Inconclusive Samples with SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time PCR Tests

SARS-CoV-2 real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, can be inaccurate in two ways, as can all diagnostic assays. A false-positive result mistakenly identifies a person as infected, resulting in unnecessary quarantine and contact tracing. False-negative results are far more problematic because infected people may not isolate themselves and can infect others.

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Choosing a SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay

Choosing a SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay

Accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 is critical for both patient treatments, as well as control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many factors need to be considered when choosing a workflow to use for SARS-CoV-2 detection.

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Ensuring the Accuracy of your SARS-CoV-2 Testing Results

Ensuring the Accuracy of your SARS-CoV-2 Testing Results

Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 testing is critical when determining if someone is infected and needs to be quarantined and/or treated for a coronavirus infection. Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays are the tool of choice for determining if someone has an active viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2. RT-PCR assays reverse transcribe the viral RNA into DNA for amplification and subsequent identification of target regions.

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Significance & Difference between Target Regions for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Significance & Difference between Target Regions for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease known as COVID-19, is now a global pandemic.  This novel coronavirus was first observed in humans in December of 2019 and sequenced by multiple teams over the next month (Wu et al., 2020; Zhu et al., 2020; Chan et al., 2020).

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Helping Labs Test for COVID-19

Helping Labs Test for COVID-19

The CDC limits IRR’s SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic reagent distribution to US state and/or local labs qualified to perform seasonal influenza surveillance testing and to local labs approved by their state public health laboratory to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing. Only CLIA facilities with appropriate equipment, training, and demonstration of testing proficiency can be considered.

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Press Releases

Global Collaboration Establishes Wales’ National Covid-19 Testing Laboratory

An advanced laboratory dedicated to leading Wales’ national Covid-19 testing has been established in Cardiff, thanks to collaboration between Public Health Wales and one of the world’s leading diagnostics companies.

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FDA Provides Emergency Use Authorization to PerkinElmer for COVID-19 Testing

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Company’s New Coronavirus RT-PCR test.

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EUROIMMUN is one of first European manufacturers of diagnostic testing to provide CE-marked antibody detection systems to support COVID-19 diagnostics

The Anti-SARS-CoV-2 ELISAs for immunoglobulin classes A and G from EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer, Inc. company (NYSE:PKI), have received the CE mark and can now be applied to COVID-19 diagnostics. The PCR test EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 has been submitted for CE mark.

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FDA Provides Emergency Use Authorization to PerkinElmer for Serological Test to Identify COVID-19 Antibodies

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for EUROIMMUN’s (a PerkinElmer company) Anti-SARS-CoV-2 ELISA (IgG) serology test.

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