COVIDSeq™ – Unlocking the Power of Genomics for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance
Key Features and Benefits
This amplicon-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay is designed to help clinical research labs identify novel strains of SARS-CoV-2. It includes 2019-nCoV primers to detect mutations and characterize RNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Rapid, Low-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Detection
The Illumina COVIDSeq Assay accommodates a low number of samples. The workflow includes steps for viral RNA extraction, RNA-to-cDNA conversion, PCR, library preparation, sequencing, analysis, and report generation.
Design and Quality Control
The assay leverages a modified version of the publicly available ARTIC multiplex PCR protocol, with 98 amplicons designed to amplify SARS-CoV-2 virus-specific sequences, combined with proven Illumina sequencing technology. A 63°C annealing temperature at the PCR step improves variant analysis—providing important insight into the SARS-CoV-2 strain present in the sample.
Upload consensus sequence information (FASTA file) into open software tools to assign lineage and annotate mutations. For added convenience, upload files to the NCBI and/or GISAID App directly through BaseSpace Sequencing Hub.
Biomedic can provide a full package, including:
For Mid and Low-throughput laboratories performing COVID-19 surveillance and identification of new variants