The BioChek Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits will detect the presence of specific DNA/RNA. Every PCR test kit uses the same thermo/cycler protocol, enabling the technician to perform PCR reactions for different targets at the same time on one thermocycler. All BioChek PCR kits are validated for use with a variety of thermocyclers (ABI 7500 series, BioRad CFX96 and Stratogene Mx3005p) and a total NA extraction kit, sold separately.
Results are given in Cq values, allowing differentiation between low, medium and high loads of antigen. Each kit contains the necessary controls (Negative Control, Positive Control and Internal Control).