In response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, Thermo Fisher Scientific has worked rapidly to develop a multiplex real-time PCR diagnostic kit to enable clinical and public health laboratories to quickly diagnose COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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S-gene advantage for potential early identification of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529)

This test uses a multi-target design that includes an S-gene target. If a sample with the 69-70del S-gene mutation is tested using the TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, it will result in an S-gene dropout. The European CDC and WHO have noted this pattern of detection may help with early identification of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).


TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit targets 3 areas of SARS-CoV-2 virus


  • Built-in redundancy (3 targets) compensates for emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations and variants, helping provide confidence in your results
  • Targets areas unique to SARS-CoV-2* virus to reduce detection of other coronaviruses

  *GISAID and GenBank databases as of May 7, 2021


Concerned about the impact of new variants on your COVID-19 test performance? There is peace of mind with the TaqPath COVID-19 2.0 Assays.

Prepare yourself for flu season with the TaqPath COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B Combo Kit, a single test to detect and differentiate between SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B.


Features of the TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit


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Authorized on some of the most-used real-time PCR instruments in the world

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument
  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR Instrument
  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR Instrument
  • QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR Instrument, 96-well, 0.2 mL block
  • QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR Instrument, 96-well, 0.1 mL block
  • QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR Instrument, 384-well block
  • QuantStudio 7 Flex Real-Time PCR Instrument, 384-well block

Authorized for use with six specimen types, requiring only 200 to 400 μL of sample

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Mid-turbinate swabs
  • Nasal swabs
  • Nasopharyngeal swabs
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate (nasal aspirate)
  • Oropharyngeal swabs




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Intended use of this workflow may vary. To view approved workflow in your region, please refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for your product.

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Applied Biosystems COVID-19 Interpretive Software EUA Edition

Decrease analysis and interpretation time and help reduce risk of user interpretation error with our COVID-19 Interpretive Software EUA Edition. This software automatically converts genetic analysis data into a readable report.

You may download the COVID-19 Interpretive Software EUA Edition upon kit purchase. Labs following the authorized workflow are required to complete an eLearning course and pass an exam to download. Follow the instructions below to obtain the software from your local support team:

  • Go to
  • Select “Instrument Service” as category
  • Enter product name or SKU and select your country
  • Call the local number displayed on the screen




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Understanding the differences between two of the leading testing technologies

PCR and RADT are two testing technologies used to detect COVID-19. It’s important to understand what they each do best and how their attributes fit your testing scenario. Here is a helpful infographic that summarizes their differences.

Infographic: COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing: get the facts


Learn more about SARS-CoV-2 biology and COVID-19 testing

Learn about SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication, disease progression and spread of COVID-19, and the importance and types of COVID-19 testing

Infographic: SARS-CoV-2 biology and COVID-19 testing: get the facts


Discover more about variant impact and mutation detection

As we continue to navigate the needs for pathogen detection Emerging Mutation Surveillance and Confirmation becomes more prevalent and our portfolio of COVID-19 Testing Solutions is ready to help

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