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Nucleic acid isolation, virus enrichment kits and consumables for SARS-CoV-2 research

The following products—including KingFisher Flex Purification System, MagMAX Viral Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation, and Dynabeads Intact Virus Enrichment Kits—are recommended for SARS-Cov-2 viral nucleic acid extraction.

The following products are recommended for SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleic acid isolation and virus enrichment.

MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit

MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kits

This kit is recommended for SARS-CoV-2 detection and surveillance from wastewater and fecal samples. See our application note for protocols.

Sample typesStool, swabs, transport media, culture media, urine, saliva, and soil

Cat. No.

A42357 (100 preps), with bead plate
A42358 (100 preps), with bead plate

 Application note: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in fecal samples and wastewater

MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (MVP I)Bulk reagent
Sample typesUniversal viral transport media (VTM), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and other respiratory research samples, urine, whole blood, and saliva

Cat. No.

A48310 (up to 2,000 preps/kit)
A42352 (up to 200 preps/kit)
A42359 (binding solution)
A42360 (wash solution) 
A42362 (binding beads)
A42363 (proteinase K)
A42364 (elution buffer)
Dynabeads Intact Virus Enrichment kitDynabeads Intact Virus Enrichment (optimized for SARS-CoV-2)
Sample typesViral samples, cell culture media, VTM, water

Cat. No.

10700D (up to 100 reactions)
10701D (up to 500 reactions)
KingFisher Flex

The KingFisher Flex Purification system is the most versatile benchtop automated extraction instrument in the lab­­­­ for processing 24–96 samples per run (<40 minutes). Experience consistent extraction and purification of RNA, DNA, protein and cells from your samples.

Thermo Scientific KingFisher plastics are ideal for magnetic particle processing due to their low binding affinity for biomolecules. Both the yield and the quality of the isolated DNA/RNA are significantly improved with special Thermo Scientific KingFisher plates and tips.

See how-to videos to learn how to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits with KingFisher Instruments and saliva collection devices.

How to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit with the KingFisher Flex Purification System

Watch how to extract RNA for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit with the KingFisher Flex Purification System for high-throughput nucleic acid isolation.

How to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit with the KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System

Watch how to extract RNA for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit with the KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System for medium-throughput nucleic acid isolation.

How to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit using the manual extraction protocol for SARS-CoV-2 sample preparation

Watch how to extract RNA for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen kit using the manual extraction protocol for SARS-CoV-2 sample preparation.

How to use a Spectrum DNA SDNA-1000 saliva collection kit

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit.

How to use a DNA Genotek OMNIgene ORAL (OM-505) collection kit

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit.

How to use a 50 mL conical tube for saliva collection

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit.

How to use a GeneFIX Saliva DNA/RNA collection device

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit.

Sample input volume reduction

The following protocols can be used for either the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit (MVP I) and MagMAX Viral/Pathogen II Kit (MVP II) for SARS-CoV-2 testing, which supports sample input volume reduction of 400 μL to 200 μL, and reduction from 3 wash steps to 2 wash steps. Protocols can be downloaded for the KingFisher Flex 96 Deep-well Head (5400630).

Protocol typeStandard wash (3 wash steps)Reduced wash (2 wash steps)
200 μL scriptMVP_Flex_200ul.bdzMVP_2Wash_200_Flex.bdz
400 μL scriptMVP_Flex_400ul.bdzMVP_2Wash_400_Flex.bdz

Saliva collection

The following protocol can be used for either the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit (MVP I) and MagMAX Viral/Pathogen II Kit (MVPII) for SARS-CoV-2 testing, which supports the isolation of viral nucleic acid from 200 µL of saliva (raw or preserved).

Nucleic acidSample typeKit nameSKUFormatSoftware protocol
RNASalivaMagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit (MVP I)
A48310
A42352
up to 2,000 preps
up to 200 preps
MagMAX Viral/Pathogen RNA Saliva
 Flex

The following products are recommended for SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleic acid isolation and virus enrichment.

MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit

MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kits

This kit is recommended for SARS-CoV-2 detection and surveillance from wastewater and fecal samples. See our application note for protocols.

Sample typesStool, swabs, transport media, culture media, urine, saliva, and soil

Cat. No.

A42357 (100 preps), with bead plate
A42358 (100 preps), with bead plate

 Application note: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in fecal samples and wastewater

MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (MVP I)Bulk reagent
Sample typesUniversal viral transport media (VTM), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and other respiratory research samples, urine, whole blood, and saliva

Cat. No.

A48310 (up to 2,000 preps/kit)
A42352 (up to 200 preps/kit)
A42359 (binding solution)
A42360 (wash solution) 
A42362 (binding beads)
A42363 (proteinase K)
A42364 (elution buffer)
Dynabeads Intact Virus Enrichment kitDynabeads Intact Virus Enrichment (optimized for SARS-CoV-2)
Sample typesViral samples, cell culture media, VTM, water

Cat. No.

10700D (up to 100 reactions)
10701D (up to 500 reactions)
KingFisher Flex

The KingFisher Flex Purification system is the most versatile benchtop automated extraction instrument in the lab­­­­ for processing 24–96 samples per run (<40 minutes). Experience consistent extraction and purification of RNA, DNA, protein and cells from your samples.

Thermo Scientific KingFisher plastics are ideal for magnetic particle processing due to their low binding affinity for biomolecules. Both the yield and the quality of the isolated DNA/RNA are significantly improved with special Thermo Scientific KingFisher plates and tips.

See how-to videos to learn how to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kits with KingFisher Instruments and saliva collection devices.

How to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit with the KingFisher Flex Purification System

Watch how to extract RNA for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit with the KingFisher Flex Purification System for high-throughput nucleic acid isolation.

How to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit with the KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System

Watch how to extract RNA for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit with the KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System for medium-throughput nucleic acid isolation.

How to use the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit using the manual extraction protocol for SARS-CoV-2 sample preparation

Watch how to extract RNA for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen kit using the manual extraction protocol for SARS-CoV-2 sample preparation.

How to use a Spectrum DNA SDNA-1000 saliva collection kit

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit.

How to use a DNA Genotek OMNIgene ORAL (OM-505) collection kit

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit.

How to use a 50 mL conical tube for saliva collection

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation kit.

How to use a GeneFIX Saliva DNA/RNA collection device

Watch this video to learn techniques on how to collect saliva effectively for nucleic acid isolation using the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit.

Sample input volume reduction

The following protocols can be used for either the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit (MVP I) and MagMAX Viral/Pathogen II Kit (MVP II) for SARS-CoV-2 testing, which supports sample input volume reduction of 400 μL to 200 μL, and reduction from 3 wash steps to 2 wash steps. Protocols can be downloaded for the KingFisher Flex 96 Deep-well Head (5400630).

Protocol typeStandard wash (3 wash steps)Reduced wash (2 wash steps)
200 μL scriptMVP_Flex_200ul.bdzMVP_2Wash_200_Flex.bdz
400 μL scriptMVP_Flex_400ul.bdzMVP_2Wash_400_Flex.bdz

Saliva collection

The following protocol can be used for either the MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit (MVP I) and MagMAX Viral/Pathogen II Kit (MVPII) for SARS-CoV-2 testing, which supports the isolation of viral nucleic acid from 200 µL of saliva (raw or preserved).

Nucleic acidSample typeKit nameSKUFormatSoftware protocol
RNASalivaMagMAX Viral/Pathogen Kit (MVP I)
A48310
A42352
up to 2,000 preps
up to 200 preps
MagMAX Viral/Pathogen RNA Saliva
 Flex

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