Viral RNA Extraction Performance Data

RNAdvance Viral and RNAdvance Viral XP

The RNAdvance Viral reagent kits are ribonucleic acid (RNA) isolation chemistries built on SPRI paramagnetic bead-based technology. SPRI technology enables purification of high-quality RNA with demonstrated compatibility with up to 200 µL of saliva or swab transport media. The protocol can be performed in a single tube or 96-well format with the flexibility to automate on a variety of liquid handling platforms. Viral RNA extraction begins with lysis of the viral capsid from a variety of sample inputs, including saliva and nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs. Following lysis, the magnetic beads capture the RNA; washes are then performed to rinse away contaminants including amplification inhibitors.

  • Produces high-quality RNA compatible with downstream gene expression analysis techniques, such and qRT-PCR and NGS
  • Flexible SPRI technology is amenable to liquid handlers for high-throughput sample processing
  • Performance Limit of Detection (LoD) demonstrated at 1 copy/μL

RNAdvance Viral Extraction from Saliva and NP/OP Swab Samples - Analytical Performance

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Table 1

Table 1. RNA was extracted from transport media spiked with Exact Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 Standard at concentrations of 1 and 2 copies/µL RNA and run in quadruplicates. Ct value was assessed via qRT-PCR for N1, N2 and N3 genes. Both samples containing 1 and 2 copies/µL had comparable Ct values and confirmed 1 copy/µL LoD.

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Figure 1

Figure 1. RNA was extracted from 5 saliva samples and 5 Healthlink UTM collection tubes spiked with 1 copy/µL of SARS-CoV-2 isolate and extracted in triplicates. Ct values were assessed by qRT-PCR for N1, N2 and RP (not shown) gene. When comparing saliva and UTM, saliva had lower average Ct values (1 to 2) and less variability with SD of 0.85 and 1.78 for N1 and N2, respectively.

RNAdvance Viral XP Extraction of Transport Media Samples - Analytical Performance

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Table 2

*Mean Ct not calculated due to Not Detectable.
Table 2. RNA was extracted from SeraCare positive controls (AccuPlex™ SARS–CoV–2 Reference Material Kit) at concentrations of 0.3, 1 and 3 copies/µL RNA and run in triplicate via RT-PCR. All contrived positive samples above 1 copy/µL were positive, confirming LoD of 1 copy/µL.

RNAdvance Viral Kits Provide Consistent Performance in Downstream RT-PCR Workflows

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Figure 2

Figure 2. (Left) RNA was extracted from 3 known positive and 3 known negative SARS-CoV-2 samples using RNAdvance Viral XP and Competitor Column Based extraction kit. RT-PCR Ct values were averaged for N1, N2 and RP gene. Error bars represent the standard deviation of the Ct values of the samples. (Right) RNA was extracted manually using RNAdvance Viral or bead-based competitor. Ct values were assessed via qRT-PCR using targeted primer set for SARS-CoV-2 N1, N2, N3 and RP gene and shows comparable Ct values. At 0.2 copy/µL both kits showed Undetermined Ct indicating LoD is 0.2-2 copies/µL.

Visual Workflow for RNAdvance Viral

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Workflow

  1. Lyse tissue in LBF and Proteinase K
  2. Bind RNA to magnetic beads
  3. Separate magnetic beads from contaminants
  4. Wash magnetic beads with WBE
  5. Wash magnetic beads with 70% EtOH
  6. Elute RNA from magnetic beads
  7. Transfer to a new plate

Median Tissue Culture Infectious Dose (TCID50) Study Confirms Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with Lysis (LBF)

SARS-CoV-2 viruses was mixed with LBF and incubated at room temperature for 20 min, 60 min or 60oC for 20 min. The virus-LBF mixture went through filtration and centrifugation to replace LBF with PBS to avoid cell toxicity. The mixture was used to inoculate cells at a 10-fold dilution. The TCID50/mL was calculated in Table 3 which indicates that LBF can effectively inactivate SARS-CoV-2 viruses.

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Table 3

Table 3. TCID50 assay data. There was no evidence of virus-induced cytopathic effect (CPE) at 10-2 dilutions which is equivalent to 3.16x 102 TCID50/mL. Heat inactivation at 60oC for 20 minutes showed the same result.

To further confirm the inactivation of virus, the cells were inoculated with SARS-CoV-2 / LBF lysis mixture. After 5 days in culture, the supernatant was used to inoculate naive cells and TCID50 was calculated (10 TCID50/mL). The results indicate a greater than 7,940-fold reduction in viral activity, or >99.987% effective viral inactivation with LBF lysis at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Visual Workflow for RNAdvance Viral XP

RNAdvance Viral XP Performance Data Workflow

  1. Lyse sample in Lysis LBF
  2. Bind RNA to magnetic beads
  3. Separate magnetic beads from contaminants
  4. Wash magnetic beads with 70% EtOH
  5. Elute RNA from magnetic beads
  6. Transfer to a new plate

Extracting RNA from Samples can be Done Efficiently in Either Manual or Automated Workflows Depending on Batch Size and Overall Throughput Need

RNAdvance Viral Performance Data Table 4

Table 4. The estimated hands-on time and total time in hours, required to perform 24, 96 and 192 RNAdvance Viral RNA extractions. The methods can be performed either manually or automated on a liquid handling system. Data represented in this table is based on a Biomek i5 Nucleic Acid Solution. NR=Not Recommended.

Product Information: Viral RNA Extraction Reagent Kits

RNAdvance Viral Reagent Kit - 768 Preps
Part number: C63510

RNAdvance Viral reagent kit isolates RNA from Saliva and Swab Transport Media

 

RNAdvance Viral XP Reagent Kit - 1056 Preps
Part number: C59543

RNA Isolation from Viral Samples RNAdvance Viral XP Reagent Kit

RNAdvance Viral XP is listed as an extraction method for use with the Centers for Disease Control’s EUA-authorized COVID-19 test referenced in FDA’s FAQ on testing for SARS-CoV-2. Other than this designation, RNAdvance Viral XP is for research use, and not intended for diagnostic purposes.
RNAdvance Viral is for research use.

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