STORAGE & SHELF LIFE
The kit should be stored at 4Ã¢ÂÂ or below temperature. The reagents are stable for 6 monthsÂ
when stored at the recommended condition. Repeated freezing and thawing should beÂ
Real-time PCR instrument such as ABI7500, Bio-Rad CFX96 and QuantStudio.Â
SAMPLING & HANDLING
1. Suitable specimen type: nasopharyngeal swabs, oropharyngeal swabs and sputum.
2. Collection: For pharyngeal swab, wipe the left and right of tonsil and throat wallÂ
respectively with two swabs, dip the swab heads into the tube containing sampling solution,Â
abandon the tail, and tighten the tube cover. For deep cough sputum, collect the coughedÂ
sputum into the screw tube after the patient has coughed.
3. Storage: The collected specimen should be used for detection within the same day.Â
Otherwise, please store the specimen as follows: Store at 2Ã¢ÂÂ~8Ã¢ÂÂfor no more than 24 hours;Â
Store at <-20Ã¢ÂÂ for no more than 10 days; Store at < -70Ã¢ÂÂfor long-term, avoiding repeatedÂ
4. Transport: The specimen should be transported using sealed foam box with ice.
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