VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K)

The VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K) kit is designed for SARS-CoV-2 variant detection carrying E848K mutation using Real-Time PCR from food & environmental surfaces and wastewater.

For Research Use Only!


The new SARS-CoV-2 variants often carrying multiple spike protein mutations as well as mutations in other genomic regions. The spike protein is key for viral entry and for vaccine development. Therefore, specific identification of theses variants is critical.

The VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K) kit detects one single point mutation which result in the exchange of the amino acid Glutamic Acid to Lysine in the spike protein at position 484. 

The VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K) kit provides all reagents for the rapid detection of several variant lineages on food and environmental surfaces as well as wastewater via RT-qPCR. The single point mutation referring to the E->K amino acid exchange is detected in the FAMTM channel. As a reference, respective wild type RdRP-gene region is detected in the HEXTM channel helping to confirm the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

The kit is validated for use with the Agilent AriaMxTM, Bio-Rad CFX96 TouchTM and the CFX96 TouchTM Deep Well PCR platforms.

It is not intended for clinical diagnostics and should therefore be regarded as “For Research Use Only”.

Kit Specifications
No. of tests
PCR cycler platforms
Agilent AriaMxTM, Bio-Rad CFX96 TouchTM and the CFX96 TouchTM Deep Well PCR platforms
Kit components

• 1x Oligo Mix VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K)

• 1x Basic Mix VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K)

• 1x Positive Control VIRType SARS-CoV-2 HEXTM (E484K)

• 1x Positive Control VIRType SARS-CoV-2 FAMTM (E484K)

• 1x Negative Control VIRType SARS-CoV-2 (E484K)

Product Attachments
  • MNL_VIRType_SARS-COV-2_E484K_5728401701_V1.pdf

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