With the onset of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in 2019, fast and high-throughput identification and detection of the virus quickly became a necessity to aid in the understanding of where and how fast the virus was spreading. Sequencing is necessary not only for viral detection, but to trace, monitor and identify new variants. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications are available with a number of established protocols and quality control steps are essential to determine the integrity, size and concentration of the starting nucleic acids and libraries, which helps ensure successful and reliable sequencing results.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about:
- Viral RNA extraction – size, integrity and quantity
- Quality control of viral DNA or cDNA
- Viral variant detection