Detect All Known COVID-19 Variants

VirPath: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing Products

Viral RNA extraction and qRT-PCR workflow for detection of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) using our VirPath product range

Approved for COVID-19 Testing certification

We enable testing laboratories to provide highly sensitive and accurate testing products for SARS-CoV-2. Our VirPath: SARS-CoV-2 Kit is CE-IVD marked and one of the few qRT-PCR assays to pass the stringent accuracy and sensitivity requirements set for general COVID-19 qRT-PCR testing in the UK, detecting all known variants of SARS-CoV-2.

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 Government COVID-19 testing.

To read our technical validation document from the Department of Health, please refer to the product resources section below.

Approved for COVID-19 Testing certification
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Detects all known SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) variants

There are now several SARS-CoV-2 variants, but rest assured, the overall sensitivity and accuracy of our VirPath Multiplex qRT-PCR test has not been impacted by the different SARS-CoV-2 variants.

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


Have your seasonal virus testing needs evolved?

As the symptoms of respiratory infections like COVID-19, flu and RSV can be very similar, it is hard to make an accurate diagnosis based on symptoms alone. The treatment, and risk from co-infection, of SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and RSV are different, so it is important to distinguish between them to gain a clear picture of infection, avoid inappropriate prescriptions and reduce the rate of transmission

The VirPath Respiratory Multiplex qRT-PCR kit (CE-IVD) is a sensitive and simple to use real-time, reverse transcription PCR assay that enables the simultaneous detection of SARS-CoV-2, Flu A/B and RSV A/B.

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



Product Support

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Ordering Information

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

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VirPath Respiratory Multiplex qRT-PCR kit

Streamline testing by detecting Flu A/B, RSV A/B and SARS-CoV-2 in a single, real time RT-PCR reaction.

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Viral Surveillance

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