Rapid genotyping of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern
Variants of Concern (VOCs) – a growing watch list
A number of concerning lineages classified as VOCs are associated with either higher transmissibility, virulence or ability to evade the immune response gained through prior infection or vaccination. The mutations in the viral genome of these variants are associated with change in 'fitness' or are unique to their lineage and can therefore be used as genetic markers for genotyping. It allows discriminating from the wild-type (WT) strain or other variants. Confronting these new variants demands constant surveillance and accelerated development of innovative early-detection tools.
Same-day SARS-CoV-2 genotyping results
QIAGEN leverages its expertise in assay design for these two technologies to provide your lab with high-performance genotyping assays.
1. Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern: technical briefings. Public Health England. See all updates.