The Viral RNA Extraction Buffer has been optimized to provide rapid, room-temperature lysis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral particles in saliva. The buffer comes as a 4x working solution that can be mixed with virus-containing samples in a qRT-PCR plate. Upon 5 minute incubation at room temperature, viral particles are lysed and RNA is stabilized such that samples are ready for direct analysis via RT-qPCR with no additional cleanup step. Removal of precipitates in saliva via centrifugation prior to testing is recommended for optimal sensitivity.
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