This kit is available as Research-Use only (RUO) and based on Gold standard Taqman chemistry based RT PCR method
Genes2Me has announced that they have developed the real-time PCR-based kit for quick detection of Monkeypox virus with fast turnaround result time of less than 50 minutes. This kit is available in both the standard version for any commonly available real time PCR instruments as well as point-of-care format on Genes2Me Rapi-Q HT Rapid RT-PCR device. The Point-of-Care solution can be used for screening at multiple sites including hospitals, airports, diagnostic labs, health camps, etc.
After more than 16000 cases being reported from 75 countries and territories, WHO has declared the rapidly spreading Monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Scientists from Genes2Me have been able to develop “POX-Q Multiplexed RT-PCR kit” for the detection of Monkeypox virus along with differentiation from Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox) in a single tube multiplex reaction format.
This kit is available as Research-Use only (RUO) and based on Gold standard Taqman chemistry based RT PCR method.
The WHO recommended specimen type for laboratory confirmation of Monkeypox is skin lesion material, including swabs of lesion surface and/or exudate, roofs from more than one lesion, or lesion crusts. Hence, for detection of Monkeypox, both dry swabs and swabs placed in VTM can be used.