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Table 3 Comparison of 2019-nCoV CDC EUA (IDT, USA) and Accupower SARS-CoV-2 (Bioneer, South Korea) kits. Price per PCR reaction is for reagents only at Ecuadorian market values (RP target for IDT kit is for RNA extraction quality control, absent on Bioneer kit)

From: Poor sensitivity of "AccuPower SARS-CoV-2 real time RT-PCR kit (Bioneer, South Korea)"

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR kit Gene targets Limit of detection Price per PCR reaction
2019-nCoV CDC EUA (IDT, USA) N1, N2 and RP 1000 viral copies/mL 7 USD
Accupower SARS-CoV-2 (Bioneer, South Korea) E and RdRp > 40,000 viral copies/mL 20 USD