Virus Detection

To aide our research community in finding a solution to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, our internal scientists are engaged with our supplier and research communities to provide a protocol for the research use only identification of COVID-19. This protocol closely mirrors that of the CDC recommended protocol and, in some cases, makes use of the materials already validated by the CDC.

In aggregate, these methods have been derived in silico but are informed by real world use cases in the identification of COVID-19. We hope that this example protocol can help ease supply chain burdens currently impacting the ability of the research community to conduct their vital experiments.

We will continue to update our resources as new information flows back to our channel to ensure that we are enabling researchers to obtain the fastest and most accurate results possible. 

Covid-19 Protocol Flyer

Modified CDC Research Use Only Real-Time RT-PCR Protocol for Identification of 2019-nCoV

Products available through VWR suitable for the research use only identification of the Covid-19 virus

Personal Protective Equipment

Sample Collection

Nucleic Acid Extraction & Purification

rRT-PCR Assays

rRT-PCR Instruments

General Lab Equipment