CentoSwab™ – Test Kit for SARS-CoV-2
CentoSwab™ is an ethylene oxide-treated dry throat swab made of plastic. It is suitable for sample collection of oropharyngeal swabs for the diagnostic RT-PCR test of SARS-CoV-2. A stabilizing buffer for sample preservation is not required.
The CentoSwab™ Test Kit is a CE-marked medical device. It is only distributed by CENTOGENE and manufactured by RoweMed AG – Medical 4 Life.
Collected sample RNA on CentoSwab™ is stable for 72 h after collection1
CentoSwab™ has an excellent sensitivity of <2 virus particles as demonstrated with validated SARS‑CoV‑2 RT-PCR assay
Getting Tested by a Healthcare Professional
Instructions for having a throat swab performed by a healthcare professional
Instructions for performing a throat swab by yourself
1 Transport at room temperature (approx. 15–25°C) when analyzed in the laboratory within 48 hours; all other samples should be refrigerated during transport (approx. 8°C)
2 For further test details please visit the test product page