Viral RNA Extraction for COVID-19 Detection

Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit

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High quality extraction of


Ready for analysis

Simple protocol for


Automated extraction


1-2 hours

For 96 samples*

*Speed is based on automated platform use

High Quality SARS-CoV-2 RNA Extraction

Positive Control Sample

Negative Control Sample

RT-qPCR analysis of total RNA isolated from sputum using the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit. Positive control sample was spiked with a non-infectious in vitro COVID-19 synthetic RNA. Negative control sample was not spiked with in vitro RNA. Samples were tested using primers targeting the human RNase P gene (“RNase P”, amplification control) or primers 2019 nCoV_N3 (CV-3).

Sample Compatibilities

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Compatible with Nasopharyngeal swabs, Oropharyngeal swabs (e.g. throat swabs), sputum, samples collected into DNA/RNA Shield, samples collected in universal transport medium (UTM) or similar, and more.

Kit contains DNA/RNA Shield reagent demonstrated to inactivate the MERS-coronavirus, parvovirus, HIV, HSV-1 and HSV-2, and other pathogens.

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High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 RNA Extraction

Zymo Research and Tecan

The Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit comes pre-scripted on the Tecan DreamPrep NAPTM workstation featuring Zymo Research.

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Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Formats

Catalog No's Input Binding Capacity Elution Volume Equipment Needed Instruction Manual

R2140 (1 x 96 preps)

R2141 (4 x 96 preps)

*R2140-E (1 x 96 preps)

*R2141-E (4 x 96 preps)

≤ 400 µl plasma, serum, urine, cell culture media, blood, saliva, cellular suspension, swab, fecal sample or ≤ 5 mg biopsy sample.

10 µg DNA/RNA per 20 µl MagBinding Beads

≥ 50 µl

Magnetic stand or separator

Magnetic stand or separator
Liquid handler or robotic sample processor

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*FDA-Emergency Use Authorization
CE-IVD certified (cat. nos. R2140-E, R2141-E).

The FDA EUA Authorized end-to-end workflow - Quick SARS-CoV-2 rRT PCR Kit, includes Zymo Research's innovative technologies below:
Sample Collection
Sample Prep
Real-Time PCR
Sample Collection
Shield Swab and Saliva Collection

DNA/RNA Shield™ devices used for the collection of upper and lower respiratory specimen and transport at ambient temperature.

(no cold-chain needed)

Sample Prep
Direct-zol RNA Microprep Kits

Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead used for both manual and automated processing of clinical specimen.

Real-Time PCR
Quick SARS-CoV-2 Kit

Quick SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR kit used for high sensitivity detection of SARS-CoV-2

Intended use of the products mentioned in the graphic above may vary. For specific intended use statements please refer to the instructions for use.

Authorized laboratories using the Quick SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR Kit must run the assay as outlined in the Instructions for Use. Deviations from the FDA authorized procedures, including the authorized instruments, authorized extraction methods, authorized clinical specimen types, authorized control materials, authorized other ancillary reagents and authorized materials required to perform the Quick SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR Kit are not permitted.

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