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Agilent Technologies Earns CE Mark for COVID-19 Test

March 11, 2021

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Agilent Technologies has received a CE mark certification for its Agilent SARS-CoV-2 qRT-PCR Dx kit, clearing the test in Europe for detecting the virus.

The quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) test is used to detect RNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus taken from nasopharyngeal swab specimens.

The kit, which uses a single tube, has been validated for use with an array of RNA extraction products and multiple RT-PCR systems, the company said.

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