Viral RNA Extraction for COVID-19 Detection

Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit

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High quality extraction of


Ready for analysis

Simple protocol for


Automated extraction


1-2 hours

For 96 samples*

*Speed is based on automated platform use

High Quality SARS-CoV-2 RNA Extraction

Positive Control Sample

Negative Control Sample

RT-qPCR analysis of total RNA isolated from sputum using the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit. Positive control sample was spiked with a non-infectious in vitro COVID-19 synthetic RNA. Negative control sample was not spiked with in vitro RNA. Samples were tested using primers targeting the human RNase P gene (“RNase P”, amplification control) or primers 2019 nCoV_N3 (CV-3).

Sample Compatibilities

Compatible with Nasopharyngeal swabs, Oropharyngeal swabs (e.g. throat swabs), sputum, samples collected into DNA/RNA Shield, samples collected in universal transport medium (UTM) or similar, and more.

Kit contains DNA/RNA Shield reagent demonstrated to inactivate the MERS-coronavirus, parvovirus, HIV, HSV-1 and HSV-2, and other pathogens.

High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 RNA Extraction

Zymo Research and Tecan

The Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit comes pre-scripted on the Tecan DreamPrep NAPTM workstation featuring Zymo Research.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are your products FDA-cleared?

Zymo Research’s products are considered for research use only.

Because the virus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19 is new, there are no FDA-cleared or approved tests to diagnose or detect it. However, during public health emergencies the FDA is able to issue Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) which allows test manufacturers to distribute potentially life-saving technologies prior to clearance or approval after the performance characteristics have already been validated. You can find more information at www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization

Zymo Research is actively working with the FDA to have an EUA approved for a SARS-CoV-2 detection test with its corresponding workflow. This workflow includes DNA/RNA Shield Collection Devices, Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit (R2140), and the Quick-SARS-CoV-2 rRT-PCR Test Kit.

Health organizations have validated Zymo Research’s sample collection and viral extraction kits in their workflows for clinical specimen collection and processing. For the adoption of Zymo products into EUA workflows, further validation on the product’s performance are required. Feel free to contact us, for additional information or assistance: customerserivce@biolinkk.com.

Quick DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit

What viral extraction kits do you recommend?

We offer a variety of viral extraction kit formats for both DNA and RNA. For high-throughput, automatable options, we highly recommend our Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit. Our technical support team is standing by to assist with any product inquiries: customerserivce@biolinkk.com.

Tecan Dreamprep Device

What automatable options do you provide for viral extraction?

For high-throughput, automatable options, we recommend our Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit. Scripts are available for Tecan, Hamilton, and KingFisher automated platforms. Please contact our automation specialists for further support: customerserivce@biolinkk.com.

Tecan Dreamprep Device

Can you support our COVID-19 testing lab or project?

Yes. We have a dedicated team of specialists readily available to assist you with questions regarding product availability, product recommendations and regulatory requirements. Please email customerserivce@biolinkk.com.

Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Formats

Input Binding Capacity Elution Volume Equipment Needed Instruction Manual

1 x 96 preps

4 x 96 preps

≤ 400 µl plasma, serum, urine, cell culture media, blood, saliva, cellular suspension, swab, fecal sample or ≤ 5 mg biopsy sample.

10 µg DNA/RNA per 20 µl MagBinding Beads

≥50 µl

Magnetic stand or separator

Magnetic stand or separator
Liquid handler or robotic sample processor

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*Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit is for research use only (RUO).

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