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Solutions for SARS-CoV-2 Detection

SARS-CoV-2 Detection

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.


Explore our SARS-CoV-2 Testing Products

PerkinElmer® COVID-19 Antigen Test

PerkinElmer® COVID-19 Antigen Test

Enable your POC testing with the PerkinElmer® COVID-19 Antigen Test, a simple, rapid, and reliable lateral flow immunoassay test used to screen or diagnose asymptomatic or symptomatic individuals for COVID-19.

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Simultaneous COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Test

Simultaneous COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Test

Detect and differentiate SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, influenza B, and RSV in a single sample with the CE-IVD marked PKamp Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel. This workflow enables labs to conserve resources while testing a single sample for multiple pathogens.

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PerkinElmer® GSP®/DELFIA® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Kit CE-IVD

PerkinElmer® GSP®/DELFIA® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Kit CE-IVD

The PerkinElmer® GSP®/DELFIA® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG kit delivers qualitative detection of human IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in dried blood spots (DBS), plasma, and serum to identify individuals with an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection.

Automated, high-throughput processing of DBS is available with the GSP® instrument.

Manual processing of plasma and serum samples is available with the VICTOR2 D instrument.

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Remote Services

Remote Services

Resolve instrument repairs faster and increase uptime. OneSource remote options do just that. Remote Support and Radian Remote Diagnostic services.

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Maximize Your SARS-COV-2 Testing Efficiency

Maximize Your SARS-COV-2 Testing Efficiency

PerkinElmer offers complete workflow solutions including reagents, instrumentation, and consumables for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and the screening for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. With the ability to process up to 10,000 samples/day, the scalable and modular explorer™ automated workstations along with a reliable supply of PerkinElmer’s reagents and consumables can maximize the efficiency of your SARS-CoV-2 testing 24/7.

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See How Fast We Can Fulfill Your SARS-CoV-2 Testing Needs
PerkinElmer is extending support to mitigate the issue by providing a live stream of RT-PCR test and automated RNA extraction equipment lead time for setting up labs.

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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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News Stories


COVID-19 Passport: Enabling Safe Return of In-Person Trade Show Attendance

Arvind Kothandaraman, general manager of specialty diagnostics at PerkinElmer, talks about the COVID-19 passport concept and how it can be implemented to ensure safe return of in-person trade shows as the world reopens.

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The Future of COVID Testing

Prahlad Singh, President and CEO of PerkinElmer, sat down with This Week in Business on NECN to talk about the Company’s COVID-19 RT-PCR and antigen tests, and how he perceives the COVID-19 testing landscape to be as vaccines roll out.

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Blog Posts



Coronalab.eu Travel Clinic

Coronalab.eu Travel Clinic

Read our blog post to learn about CoronaLab, a business unit of Microbe&Lab B.V., which provides cutting-edge SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing for non-symptomatic people.

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SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostics. Screening. Surveillance

SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostics. Screening. Surveillance

SARS-CoV-2 testing is used for different applications including diagnostics, screening, and surveillance. Read our blog to learn more.

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Diagnosing COVID-19 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 Lineages

Diagnosing COVID-19 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 Lineages

Read our COVID-19 blog post to learn more about the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 lineages of SARS-CoV-2 and find out if your RT-PCR assay can detect them.

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Reducing Employee Burnout in COVID-19 Testing Labs

Reducing Employee Burnout in COVID-19 Testing Labs

The onslaught of COVID-19 testing has led to burnout among lab employees. Read how labs can decrease their labor demands.

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COVID-19 Sample Pooling

COVID-19 Sample Pooling

Organizations have been exploring pooling of samples when performing SARS-CoV-2 testing to increase testing throughput and decrease cost. Because it allows for more people to be tested quickly using fewer testing resources, sample pooling is an important tool to help control the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

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Navigating the FDA’s EUA Process for Diagnostics

Navigating the FDA’s EUA Process for Diagnostics

Dr. Elizabeth Hillebrenner, associate director for scientific and regulatory programs at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, kicked off this virtual roundtable with an overview of the EUA program, how it evolved, and how lessons learned during the current pandemic may shape future policies and actions by the FDA. She then took part in a panel discussion that included a variety of stakeholders from the diagnostics and clinical lab industries.

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Anterior Nasal Swabs for COVID-19 Testing

Anterior Nasal Swabs for COVID-19 Testing

The FDA has authorized a new sample type, anterior nasal swabs, for use with some EUA authorized real-time RT-PCE assays for COVID-19 testing. Using anterior nasal swabs for SARS-CoV-2 testing offers many advantages over the typical sample types, human oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab samples.

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Importance of Immunoassays for Coronavirus Control

Importance of Immunoassays for Coronavirus Control

On December 31, 2019, a pneumonia case in the Chinese city, Wuhan, with unknown pathological origin, was reported into the Chinese World Health Organization (WHO) office. By March 11, 2020, the virus had spread to 114 countries and had taken nearly 4,300 lives leading WHO to declare COVID-19 a global pandemic (WHO, 2020).

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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


PerkinElmer Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2021-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel 1 assay.

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PerkinElmer Changes COVID-19 Rapid Testing Landscape with Highly Sensitive Point of Care Antigen Test for Mass Screening

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2021-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) today announced the launch of the PerkinElmer® COVID-19 Antigen Test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein antigen in nasal (NS) or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens.

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PerkinElmer SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay Receives FDA EUA for Asymptomatic Testing

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2021-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) announced today that its PerkinElmer® New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Detection Kit received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection.

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EUROIMMUN Launches Novel ELISA for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen in Acutely Infected Patients

WALTHAM, Mass. – December 16, 2020 – EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer, Inc. Company, today announced the launch of the CE marked SARS-CoV-2 Antigen ELISA for specific determination of the SARS-CoV-2 protein. The assay adds to the Company’s broad product portfolio for COVID-19 diagnostics and supports the molecular PCR tests to aid in diagnosing acute SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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EUROIMMUN Receives CE Mark for New PCR Test to Differentiate Between COVID-19 and Flu

WALTHAM, Mass. – December 14, 2020 – EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer, Inc. Company, today announced the launch of the CE marked EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2/Influenza A/B for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza virus type A and influenza virus type B. It expands the testing portfolio for acute COVID-19 diagnostics by supporting differential diagnostics between SARS-CoV-2 infections and the common flu. It is available in countries accepting the CE mark.

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PerkinElmer SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay Receives CE Mark for Saliva and Sample Pooling to Test Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Individuals

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) announced today that its PerkinElmer® SARS-CoV-2 Real-time RT-PCR Assay received CE-IVD marking for the use of saliva as specimen type and the option to pool up to five specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 or asymptomatic individuals.

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EUROIMMUN Launches Quantitative ELISA to Measure SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Against Viral S1 Protein

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, announced today that EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer company, has launched the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 QuantiVacTM ELISA (IgG) to quantify IgG antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 S1 antigen.

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PerkinElmer COVID-19 Test Kit Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Sample Pooling

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow sample pooling with PerkinElmer® New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Detection Kit to increase the number of individuals who can be tested without increasing resources.

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PerkinElmer Receives CE Mark for Multi-analyte Respiratory Panel Including COVID-19

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) announced today that its PKamp Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel has received clearance to be marketed as an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device in more than 30 countries by meeting the requirements of the European In Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD).

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PerkinElmer Releases New Dried Blood Spot Based COVID-19 Serology Test

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2020-- PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced the launch of a dry blood spot (DBS) based test for SARS-CoV-2 IgG using its GSP®/DELFIA® platform, enabling processing of up to 5,000 samples per day.

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Sonora Quest Collaborates with State and Health Care Leaders to Vastly Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Arizona

July 9, 2020 PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey announced today a strategic collaboration with Sonora Quest Laboratories, the market share leader in diagnostics laboratory testing in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, to expand testing in Arizona. The collaboration helps catapult COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity well ahead of the significant demand in Arizona.

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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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