The ability to accurately test for Covid-19 infection is critical to diagnosing and treating ill patients and tracking infection rates and trends in various geographic locations. OSANG Healthcare’s GeneFinder COVID-19 Plus RealAmp Kit is designed to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens, for example nasal or oral swabs.
According to the manufacturer, “The GeneFinder COVID-19 Plus RealAmp Kit is a real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids in nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, nasal, and mid-turbinate nasal swab specimens, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL), and sputum from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. Testing is limited to laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), 42 USC §263a, to perform high complexity tests. . . . The GeneFinder COVID-19 Plus RealAmp Kit is intended for use by qualified and trained clinical laboratory personnel specifically instructed and trained in the techniques of real-time PCR and in vitro diagnostic procedures. The GeneFinder COVID-19 Plus RealAmp Kit is only for use under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization.”
As with all of Blueflame Medical’s products, the GeneFinder COVID-19 Plus RealAmp Kit is vetted twice for quality assurance and best practice.