RT-PCR TESTS FOR CLINICS
Clinical analysis in authorised centres for the diagnosis of covid-19
ATimmunolab is an authorised centre by the community of Madrid for the diagnosis and research of covid-19. We currently have a diagnosis service for SARS-CoV-2 using the RT-PCR technique (real-time PCR).
Where canget the RT-PCR test?
In order to perform the RT-PCR test, you need a prescription and a nasopharyngeal or uropharyngeal exudate sample.
You can get the RT-PCR test in:
RT-PCR test service for clinics
Laboratory certified by the Ministry of Health in the community of Madrid
ATimmunolab is an authorised laboratory as a Microbiological Diagnosis Centre Certified by the Ministry of Health in the community of Madrid thought to carry out RT- PCR tests (registered with the number CS12556)
QUALITY IN ATIMMUNOLAB
Our clinical analysis laboratory works with a regularly documented, traceable and verified Quality System.
In ATimmunolab we work with an excellent human team formed by professionals in different fields: microbiologists, pharmacists and biologists just to mention some of them.
Specialized professionals trained in this technique carry out this type of diagnosis.
All material used in the laboratory is CE and CE-IVD certified, which guarantees the safety and reliability of the diagnostic tests.
Get the RT-PCR test
The most accurate microbiological diagnosis of covid-19 is based on the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 genetic material using the RT-PCR test.
Highest reliability RT-PCR tests
RT-PCR diagnosis tests carried out in ATimmunolab are backed by the world’s reliability leading brand Thermofisher®. These units provide excellent sensitivity and specificity of the results.
How RT-PCR tests work
RT-PCR: Polymerase chain reaction
The polymerase chain reaction technique intends to detect the virus genome, the RNA of the SARS-CoV-2, in the nasopharynx and oropharyngeal samples of the patient.
The real-time PCR (RT-PCR) is based on the amplification of the genetic material of the patient’s sample. This amplification generates a type of fluorescence that allows interpreting and diagnosing.
Particularly, for the SARS-CoV-2 we use the RT-PCR because a previous step is required: turning viral RNA into cDNA with reverse transcription, as coronavirus is a type of RNA virus and the PCR amplifies the DNA.
Subsequently, a thermal cycler denatures the cDNA by splitting the double chain of nucleotides, hybridizes the first and amplifies the genetic material in various successive cycles of denaturing, hybridization and amplification, everything based on the use of a stable polymerase in high temperatures.