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Applied Biosystems™ TaqMan™ SARS-CoV-2 with RNase P Assay 2.0 DFS Item

The Applied Biosystems TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 with RNase P Assay 2.0 is used for real-time PCR detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.

Manufacturer:  Applied Biosystems™ A51121

Catalog No. A51121

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The Applied Biosystems TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 with RNase P Assay 2.0 is a highly sensitive RT-PCR assay that reduces the risk of failure to detect SARS-CoV-2 with multiple target regions while compensating for emerging variants and mutations. The assay includes an RNase P control and is used in combination with a control, control dilution buffer, and master mix for RT-PCR detection.

Features of the multiplex assay include:

  • Targets multiple, non-overlapping, unique target regions of the SARS-CoV-2 ORF1a, ORF1b, and N genes
  • Includes RNase P as a control to confirm a human sample

The TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 with RNase P Assay 2.0 can be used to evaluate up to 94 or 382 samples in under two hours. The assay can detect nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal and anterior nares samples from individuals suspected of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The assay can be used on Applied Biosystems real-time PCR systems including the QuantStudio 5 (96 well, 0.2 mL) or QuantStudio Flex (384-well) real-time PCR instruments. The assay results can be analyzed using Applied Biosystems Design and Analysis Software 2.5:

  • QuantStudio Design and Analysis Software 2.5 Windows Installer (.exe)
  • QuantStudio Design and Analysis Software 2.5 Mac Installer (.dmg)
  • QuantStudio Design and Analysis Software 2.5 Release Notes (.pdf)

The TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 with RNase P Assay 2.0 (1000 reactions) includes the multiplex assay with multiple primer/probe sets specific for different SARS-CoV-2 genomic regions and an RNase P control for confirmation of a human sample. The following components are used in combination with the assay (all available separately):

  • TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Plus Control (Cat. No. 956129)—an RNA control that contains targets specific to the SARS-CoV-2 genomic regions targeted by the assay
  • TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Control Dilution Buffer (Cat. No. A49889)—dilution buffer for RNA control
  • TaqPath 1-Step RT-qPCR Master Mix (No ROX) (Cat. No. A28523)


-10°C to -30°C
Dry Ice
severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
QuantStudio™ 5 Real Time PCR Instrument, 96 Well, 0.2-mL Block; QuantStudio™ 7 Flex Real-Time PCR Instrument, 384 Well
0.2 mL
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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.