ESPLINE SARS-CoV-2 is for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use with immunochromatographic assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen directly from nasopharyngeal swab fluid and is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
ESPLINE SARS-CoV-2 is a cassette-style assay using a simple procedure without any special instruments. SARS-CoV-2 can be detected within 30 minutes.
The 2019 novel coronavirus infection disease (COVID-19) is caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).1,2 In December 2019, the Health Commission of the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, reported multiple pneumonia patients with unknown cause. On January 7th 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the National Health Commission of China identified a new type of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.3 The WHO declared a COVID-19 pandemic on March 11th 2020 due to the worldwide spread of novel coronavirus infection.4