Extraction-free PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2

June 16th, 2021—The OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization and CE-IVD for sample handling using the OPTI Rapid Lysis Buffer. The OPTI Rapid Lysis Buffer protocol eliminates the need for magnetic bead or spin column extraction and prepares the samples for PCR testing using a simple heating protocol. The OPTI Rapid Lysis Buffer has shown a diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of 100 % when compared to magnetic bead extraction.

The PCR testing workflow for SARS-CoV-2 from OPTI Medical comes with the following benefits:

  • High sensitivity and specificity as proven by internal and external validations
  • Extraction-free sample handling with savings in instruments, reagents, and consumables
  • Increased workflow efficiencies and sample throughput
  • Simplified workflow with less lab space and minimum training requirements

Contact us at covid19@optimedical.com for a free trial kit!

About OPTI Medical Systems

OPTI Medical Systems, a subsidiary of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., specializes in the design and manufacturing of point-of-care and laboratory diagnostics for human medicine. OPTI Medical Systems leverages advanced diagnostic technologies to develop reliable, cost-effective products that combine accuracy with convenience, ease of use and clinical flexibility.

About IDEXX Laboratories

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a member of the S&P 500® Index and is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, offering diagnostic and software products and services that deliver solutions and insights to practicing veterinarians around the world. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk and point-of-care and laboratory diagnostics for human medicine. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX employs approximately 9,300 people and offers products to customers in over 175 countries. For more information about IDEXX, visit idexx.com.