COVID-19 (Corona Virus disease 2019) is the respiratory infectious disease caused by SARSCoV-2 that has not been previously identified in humans. WHO declared this beta-coronavirus as a pandemic disease being regarded as spreading all around the world.

The PaxView® COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR Kit detects the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 using one-step real-time RT-PCR in a single tube intended for in vitro diagnostic use. The target genes for the detection of the virus are Orf1ab and N gene. The sequence of primers and
probes for the amplification were adapted from sources published by China CDC and WHO. The kit includes primers and probe set targeting the human RNase P gene that serves as an internal positive control for the real-time RT-PCR.