The TaqPath 2.0 test menu: TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P Combo Kit

Advanced PCR-based COVID-19 test design for NPS and nasal swabs using RNase P, to detect infections in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

Features of the TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P Combo Kit 2.0:

  • Human sample confirmation—the RNase P gene serves as an endogenous control to help ensure sample integrity, quality, and extraction
  • Innovative, multi-target assay design—multiple targets on orf1a, orf1b, and N genes compensate for emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations, helping provide increased confidence in results
  • Sensitive detection for symptomatic or asymptomatic cases—PCR-based test detects active infections from individuals suspected of having COVID-19 by their health care provider as well as asymptomatic individuals; 75 GCE/mL LOD
  • Affordable and scalable—add to your existing COVID-19 test options using some of the most widely used PCR systems in the world

Standard workflow

The TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P Combo Kit 2.0 utilizes a standard workflow that provides results in ~3 hours.

Nasal swab sample

Receive samples

Kingfisher sample preparation

Prepare samples
(lysis solution)

QuantStudio PCR

Prepare plate and run PCR

QuantStudio PCR

Analyze and report

Nasopharyngeal swabs
Anterior nasal swabs

Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex Purification System with Applied Biosystems MagMAX Viral/Pathogen II Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit
  • TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P Combo Kit 2.0
  • Real-time PCR instruments:
    • QuantStudio 5 System (96-well, 0.2 mL)
    • QuantStudio 7 System (384-well)

Applied Biosystems Pathogen Interpretive Software (v1.1.0)

Find your IFU

Find the approved Instructions for Use (IFU) for your country. (Note: Product availability varies by country.)

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Ordering information


Components included


Cat. No.

TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P Combo Kit 2.0

TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P Assay 2.0 (1 tube)

1,000 rxn


TaqPath COVID-19 Plus Control (10 tubes)

TaqPath Control Dilution Buffer (1 box with 10 tubes)

TaqPath 1-Step Multiplex Master Mix, No ROX (1 bottle with 10 mL) (required, but not included in kit)

Simple analysis and reporting

Applied Biosystems Pathogen Interpretive Software

Applied Biosystems Pathogen Interpretive Software (v1.1.0) Edition is part of the required workflow and must be downloaded prior to instrumentation use.

Pathogen Interpretive Software helps your lab decrease analysis and interpretation time and reduce risk of user interpretation error. You may download the software 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 “Technical Support” as category
  • Enter product name or SKU and select your country
  • Call the local number displayed on the screen

For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. For Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Only | Rx Only

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