The Covid-19 RT-PCR test is for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper & lower respiratory specimens. Santé have a selection of RNA extraction and RT-PCR kits to enable this careful process of extraction, purification & detection.
The COVID-19 Test-Kit is used for the qualitative detection via multiplex Real-Time PCR of 2019-nCoV specific RNA in nasopharyngeal swab samples. A positive test result from the test may indicate the presence of 2019-nCoV specific RNA in the test sample. There is no cross-reactivity with SARS, Influenza A H1N1, Influenza A H3N2, Influenza B, or MERS. "In terms of clinical sensitivity, the COVID-19 Test-Kit has been able to detect 100 percent of the positive samples tested, with no false positive & negatives reported".