Saline Solution (0.85%) 1ml 50 pk
The Saline Solution (0.85%) is an isotonic solution, manufactured in compliance with ISO 13485:2016 standards. It is intended to be inoculated with NP or OP synthetic fiber swab specimens (not included) to be analyzed in the laboratory with validated qRT-PCR assays.
For transport of SARS-CoV-2 specimens
Intended to aid in the process of collection and transport of human clinical specimen
Ensures a non-replicating competent status of SARS-CoV-2
Is aseptic and does not contain bacteria or fungi growth-inhibition agents.
Validated to be compatible with the identification of SARS-CoV-2 using qRT-PCR technology
Viral specimen stored in the Saline Solution (0.85%) at room temperature (18–25 °C) for 72 hours is compatible with downstream qRT-PCR tests
Compatible with approved nucleic acid extraction and qRT-PCR tests
Do not store frozen.
Keep away from direct light and heat exposure.
Do not use expired solution.
Do not use the solution if it appears to be damaged, leaking or the solution appears to be cloudy or evaporated.
This test was performed to evaluate the Biomed Saline Solution (0.85%) by detection of heat inactivated cell lysate from SARS-Cov-2 (ATCC® VR-1986HK™) infected cells, after RNA was isolated using the QIAamp® Viral RNA Mini Kit (QIAGEN®). Detection of the isolated SARSCov-2 RNA was by qRT-PCR using New England Biolabs® OneTaq® One-Step RT-PCR kit and run on a Roche® Lightcycler® 96 with EvaGreen® (Biotium®) detection from samples after storage of viral lysates in Saline Solution (0.85%) at 24, 48 and 72 hours at room temperature (25°C). Synthetic RNA standard (BEI Resources) at 2.9 x 108 was serially (10-fold) diluted for the standard (STD) in the amplification reaction.
The assay results demonstrate consistent amplification and Cq quantification of the nCov-2 N gene (using the N1 CDC primer) in the solution after incubations. In addition, excellent dilution linearity is demonstrated across all samples and replicates (See Figure 1) indicating consistency in the performance of the solution Saline Solution (0.85%) replicate samples and incubation time. This data indicates that the Biomed ISO 13845 manufactured Saline Solution (0.85%) does not negatively interfere with the qRT-PCR detection of Sars-Cov-2 viral nucleic acid materials after incubation at room temperature 25°C for 72 hours. A delay in amplification signal was observed after 168-hour (7 days) incubation at 25°C, probably due to specimen degradation. However, incubation at 4°C for 168 hours (7 days) did not negatively interfere with the qRT-PCR performance. In conclusion, the result indicates that the Saline Solution (0.85%) is compatible with the designated viral specimen inoculation, nucleic acid extraction and qRT–PCR assay when used as described herein.