COVID-19 Testing Products

VirPath range of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing products

Viral RNA extraction and qRT-PCR workflow effective for detection of all known variants of SARS-CoV-2


We enable testing laboratories to provide highly sensitive and accurate testing products for SARS-CoV-2  which are CE-IVD marked and one of the few qRT-PCR assays to pass the stringent accuracy and sensitivity requirements set for Fit to Fly, Test to Release and general COVID-19 qRT-PCR testing in the UK, detecting all known variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Do you need to offer viral Whole Genome Sequencing as well as qRT-PCR COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 qRT-PCR kit

Our VirPath SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex qRT-PCR Kit is CE-IVD marked and is one of the few COVID-19 qRT-PCR tests to pass the stringent accuracy and sensitivity requirements set for Fit to Fly, Test to Release and general COVID-19 testing.

To read our technical validation document visit the Department of Health website


test to release; fit to fly

Test to Release: Official provider

From 15 December 2020, arrivals to the UK have been able to use the ‘Test to Release’ programme to reduce the self-isolation period after international travel.  We have worked hard to make sure that both our COVID-19 multiplex qRT-PCR Kit and our service facility meet the performance requirements for this test, so that as our customer you can qualify as a provider for this programme. Find out more about the government requirements for Test to Release providers.


Detects all known SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) variants

Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants have been hitting the headlines, but rest assured, the overall sensitivity and accuracy of our VirPath Multiplex qRT-PCR test has not been impacted by recently discovered variants.

We continually monitor the public genomic databases for all new variants, so our customers can always be confident of our product performance.



High throughput service facility with capacity to undertake up to 10,000 COVID-19 qRT-PCR tests per day

For test providers looking for laboratory processing, our high throughput service facility ensures results are delivered quickly and efficiently.

Find out more about our laboratory services for COVID-19 testing.


Product Details

VirPath – Bead Xtract Viral DNA/RNA Extraction kit:

This extraction kit is designed for the rapid and reliable isolation of viral DNA or RNA from nasopharyngeal swabs or other biofluids. The magnetic bead-based technology enables the purification of high-quality ribonucleic acid free from protein and other impurities required for downstream qRT-PCR. Fast, low cost and easily scaled up or down, the VirPath Bead Xtract Viral DNA/RNA extraction kit is ideally suited to SARS-CoV-2 testing.

VirPath - SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex qRT-PCR kit:

This multiplex qRT-PCR kit uses a combination of the best performing proven CDC and WHO assays and targets the nucleocapsid gene (assay N1), the envelope gene (assay E) of SARS-CoV-2 and the RPP30 gene (assay RP) used as an internal RNA extraction control. This qRT-PCR kit is suitable for customers with 3, 4 or 5 colour systems and is provided with both positive and negative controls.

Product Resources


To download our technical validation document please visit the Department of Health website

Product Support

If you have any questions about these products, please fill in the support request form here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Ordering Information

VirPath - SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex qRT-PCR kit, 1,000 reactions C3COV187
VirPath - SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex qRT-PCR kit, 10,000 reactions C3COV188
VirPath – Bead Xtract Viral DNA/RNA Extraction, 1,000 samples C3COV193
VirPath – Bead Xtract Viral DNA/RNA Extraction kit, 10,000 samples C3COV194

Learn more about our products and services for COVID-19

COVID-19 Whole Genome Sequencing Service

SARS-CoV-2 testing services

Viral RNA extraction, qRT-PCR and rapid whole genome sequencing (WGS) workflows for detection of all known variants of SARS-CoV-2.

test to release; fit to fly

WGS service for Day 2 Test to Release

Nonacus announces expansion of COVID-19 testing services to include whole genome sequencing for Day 2 testing for 'Test to Release' in the UK.


Viral Surveillance

Nonacus was awarded an Innovate UK grant, to validate a novel, rapid method for sequencing respiratory viral genomes using nanopore sequencing.


High throughput service facility

Our high throughput service facility, based in Birmingham, UK, offers service support for the whole range of Nonacus panels.



Saliva test could help meet Boris Johnson's 24-hour target - 6 June 2020

The Government is in talks with a British firm about rolling out a saliva test for coronavirus.

Read article here

UK firm develops coronavirus spit test which could be done at home - 11 April 2020

A partnership between Nonacus Ltd and Chronomics has led to the development of a spit test for COVID-19.

Read article here

We are very sorry but we are not authorized to provide COVID-19 test results on an individual basis. To get your results or any other information about your test please contact the diagnostic lab or testing centre from whom you purchased the test.