Multiple assays for flexible workflows
The Rapid Capture System (RCS) accommodates multiple assays or sample types during a single run — enabling scheduling flexibility. For instance, when running a single run of the digene HC2 High-Risk HPV DNA Test on the RCS, separate plates can handle both liquid based cytology (LBC) samples and digene cervical samples.
The Rapid Capture System can be used with the digene HC2 High-Risk HPV DNA Test, digene HC2 HPV DNA Test, digene HC2 CT-ID DNA test, and digene HC2 GC-ID DNA Test. Depending on the test, the specimens can be collected using the digene Cervical Sampler, Specimen Transport Medium (STM), digene Female Swab Specimen Collection Kit, PreservCyt solution, and SurePath Preservative Fluid.
High-throughput design for optimized workflow
The Rapid Capture System performs up to 352 tests/8 hours, automating 6 procedural steps of the manual method:
- Specimen pipetting
- Regent dispensing
- Microplate handling
- Microplate mixing
- Microplate incubation
- Microplate washing
User intervention is limited to specimen preparation, loading of specimen racks onto the deck, deck setup, chemiluminescent signal detection, and result reporting. Denaturation of the specimens in preparation for testing with the digene HC2 DNA Tests is performed independently of the Rapid Capture System. In addition, amplified chemiluminescent signal detection and result reporting are performed using the offline DML 2000/3000 Instrument and using the digene Hybrid Capture System Version 2 (DHCS v.2) Software.
The Rapid Capture System is intended to be used only in combination with QIAGEN kits indicated for use with the Rapid Capture System for applications described in the kit handbooks.