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AUMED a.s. is involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. In cooperation with Protean s.r.o. and Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, AUMED a.s. launched a modern diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2 virus under the name AUMED test RT-LAMP Assay SARS-CoV-2. It is a diagnostic using the RT – LAMP Assay method. The test uses the so-called LAMP reaction, which is isothermal amplification of nucleic acids. Unlike the polymerase chain reaction (PCR, qPCR), in which the reaction is performed using temperature cycles, isothermal amplification is performed at a constant temperature so there is no require for any expensive equipment. The results are reliably read based on the color change with the naked eye.

WHY LAMP REACTION?

Molecular amplification technique RT-LAMP (Reverse transcription – Loop mediated isothermal amplification) allows the amplification of nucleic acids with high specificity, efficiency and speed under isothermal conditions – i.e. at a constant temperature, achievable in incubators, hybridization ovens or dryers.

Main advantages of AUMED test RT – LAMP Assay SARS-CoV-2:

•  No need for expensive laboratory equipmentcan be performed in any laboratory, no PCR   cycler   required.

•  Results are available within one hour – the possibility of reading with the naked eye.

•  Hundreds of samples can be analyzed at once.

•  Reduced costs compared to conventional PCR tests with the same sensitivity and reliability.

•  The entire test can be performed in a small or mobile laboratory, possibly connected directly to   the sampling site.

•  Ideal solution for airport terminals, large companies, border crossings, homes for the elderly…

•  The use of natural amplification   enzymes guarantees high reliability   of the test results, so that even if   the incubation time is accidentally   exceeded, false positive results do   not occur. Competitive LAMP   assays that use genetically   engineered enzymes with higher   processivity suffer from this   problem. These tests are slightly   faster, but there is a risk of false   positive results.

Information leaflet about new diagnostic kit and new sampling set in the English language can be downloaded here:

Information leaflet about new diagnostic kit and new sampling set in the Czech language can be downloaded here: