PCR DIRECT® Swab Extraction Reagent

Deliver high sensitivity with dry swab without need for isolation kits

  • Extract from dry swab and direct to RT-PCR without capture and concentrate

  • Avoid transport media to reduce burden of validation and inconsistency across media suppliers

  • 1 pipette protocol saves incubation time, avoids costs of kits and consumables

  • Delivers sensitivity equivalent to CDC protocol

  • Hazard-free chemistry assures safety with minimal cost

To realise the advantages of Swab Extraction Reagent plus add viral inactivation, stabilisation and ambient transport at point of collection, see alternative PCR ® DIRECT Extracting Transport Medium

Four ways PCR DIRECT® Swab Extraction Reagent simplifies testing workflow

1. Simplify workflow reducing consumables kits and digestion step

2. Scale up standardised testing whilst reducing validation efforts with a single reagent and no VTM

3. Delivers sensitivity equivalent to CDC protocol

Swab samples were processed with PCR DIRECT Swab Extraction Reagents and tested via qRT-PCR (CDC N1 assay). Reliable, consistent, detection was observed at 900 viral copies per swab, which indicate that PCR DIRECT Swab Extraction Reagents can form part of high sensitivity testing workflows.

Limit of Detection - Swab Extraction Reagent

4. Hazard-free chemistry increases safety at reduced cost

  • Guanidine thiocyanate free
  • Compatible with bleach and acid-based cleaning procedures such as Hologic’s.
  • Eliminates exposure to injury from caustic chemicals
  • Avoids hazardous waste disposal costs.
  • REACH compliant

Use PCR DIRECT® Swab Extraction Reagent instead of capture and concentrate to save time, cost, and reduce complexity

  • Extract from dry swab and go direct to RT-PCR
  • Achieve sensitivity of CDC protocol
  • Save time, avoid costs of kits, consumables, and hazardous waste disposal