Ameritech's Diagnostic SARS-CoV-2 RNA,
Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR
For the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens (nasopharyngeal) from individuals suspected of COVID-19.
High Complexity PCR Gold Standard for
detection of viruses
Specifically designed for the detection
48 hour turn-around time
Industry Leading sensitivity and
Comprehensive Viral, Bacterial and ABR
panel available for symptomatic
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a laboratory technique used for copying and replicating a piece of DNA unique to a targeted pathogen using select reagents.
With each step of the reaction the number of DNA molecules increases exponentially and in just a few hours of running the reaction, hundreds of thousands to millions of copies of the target DNA can be made and easily
detected. PCR has therefore become an important tool in the rapid diagnosis of
How it Works:
When heated, the strands of the Double Helix separate. Lower temperatures cause them to rejoin with the nucleotides and regain the double helical structure. This is known as an amplification cycle. The sequences of DNA
molecules associated with the unique target pathogen are detected by PCR during several amplification cycles.
The use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in infectious disease diagnosis, has resulted in an ability to:
Diagnose early and treat appropriately
diseases marked by fastidious pathogens
Determine the antimicrobial susceptibility
of slow growing organisms.
Determine the size of an infection