After the samples reach our laboratory, they are inactivated in an incubator at approx. 70°C. This means eliminating the infectivity of the viruses. In this way, we can ensure that our employees work in a safe environment.
The samples are then scanned in another laboratory area and assigned to a test run. Here, each sample is given a position on a plate and can thus be clearly assigned in each subsequent step.
Our trained staff transfer a precisely defined portion of the sample into a “deep-well plate”. These contain a lysis buffer, which exposes the nucleic acids of the virus for detection.
Isolation of the nucleic acids
The deep-well plate is then inserted into the insulation machine. Here, the sample is processed in several washing steps so that at the end it contains only an eluate with the purified viral nucleic acids.