Currently, the major global concern is to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection and to find rapid solutions to track the key SARS-CoV-2 variants in circulation worldwide. While sequencing-based technologies are commonly used, they are highly complex, expensive and have a long turnaround time.

The Agiomix SARS-CoV-2 variant panel by MassArray allows us to overcome these challenges. It is highly simple, specific, cost-effective and has a short turnaround time. It can detect 15 variants, targeting a total of 36 genetic markers within 2 to 3 days of TAT.

The nasopharyngeal samples collected in viral transport media (VTM) tubes with less than 30 ct value for COVID-19 by RT-PCR are only accepted to confirm the variant type identification.

Key Assay Features

  • Accurate detection
  • Maximized throughput enabling us to process a large number of samples
  • Fastest TAT within 2-3 Days.

Variants detected

1.B.1.617 (India)

2.B.1.617.2 (India)

3.B.1.1.7 (U.K)

4.B.1.351 (S.A.)

5.P.1 (Brazil)

6.P.2 (Brazil)

7.B.1.525 (New York)

8.B.1.526 (New York)

9.B.1.526.1 (New York)

10.B.1.427/B.1.429 (California)

11.B.1.258 (Putative immune escape)


13.Cluster 5/Mink


15.Broad USA