COVID-19 Testing Products

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

A 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 qRT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 testing?

Approved for SARS-CoV-2 testing.

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



Approved service facility with capacity to undertake up to 10,000 qRT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 tests per day

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


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 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
  • If you are a testing laboratory wishing to implement extraction and qRT-PCR protocols in your own lab or a third-party provider wishing to use our service facility and require more information on our products, please email



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We are very sorry but we are not authorized to provide SARS-CoV-2 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.