Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Reverse Transcription Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) Technique

Haji Esmaili Qomi, Ali and Noorifard, Mahtab and Shakib, Pegah (2023) Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Reverse Transcription Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) Technique. Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences.

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Background and Aim: Covid-19 disease is a global health concern that requires rapid quantitative diagnostic testing. The standard technique for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 is now REAL-TIME PCR. The aim of this study was to design a sensitive Reverse Transcription Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification method for the early identification of SARS-CoV-2. Material and Methods: In this laboratory study, specimens were prepared from the patients by laryngeal, pharyngeal, and nasal swabs and after RNA extraction and cDNA synthesis. SARS-CoV-2 virus was evaluated using the RT-LAMP method. Sensitivity of the RT-LAMP method was evaluated by primers targeting N and E genes. Results: In this study, 19 SARS-CoV-2 RNA samples were examined. According to the results of this study turbidity or discoloration of fluorescent dye showed that agarose electrophoresis gel is a more sensitive test. Detection limits for the number of E gene copy were observed at the dilutions of 10-9 and 10-8 for gel electrophoresis and fluorescent light, respectively. This means detection of 1 copy and 14 copies for the two above-mentioned methods, respectively. However, in the case of the N gene the detection limits, were at the dilutions of 10-10 on the gel and 10-8 by fluorescent light, which indicated detection of 1 copy and 17 copies, respectively. The calculations were performed using the Chiang formula. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the LAMP was a simple, fast, sensitive, and specific method for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 that may improve the diagnostic potential in clinical laboratories.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2023 06:51
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2023 06:51

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