Genes2Me launches extraction free RT-PCR kit that deliver results in 40 minutes, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Genetic Diagnostics Company Genes2Me, on Monday launched RT- Direct Multiplex RT-PCR kit for COVID-19 that displays results in 40 minutes without any RNA extraction kit and instrument. The Made in India kit is based on the gold standard RTPCR method, targeting three genes specific to SARS-COV-2 along with IC to provide better results than those targeting one or two specific genes. The technique can further increase the sensitivity of the RT-PCR test to detect samples with different mutations or the variants of the virus.

Approved by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) and validated at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved Centre, the kit can significantly reduce the time to 40 minutes from the normal test protocol times of 120-150 minutes thus increasing the throughput of testing labs.

Speaking about the product, Neeraj Gupta, Founder and CEO, Genes2Me said, “The process of RNA extraction have been a crucial step till now in RT-PCR testing protocol for COVID-19 which affects the reporting time, results and cost. Our newly launched RT-PCR kit will not only reduce the turnaround time by three times but also save huge cost of extraction kit and machine which would eventually make COVID test more affordable in

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