Detection and mutation surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 are crucial for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we describe a lab-based method for multiplex isothermal amplification-based sequencing and real-time analysis of multiple viral genomes. It can simultaneously detect SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, human adenovirus, and human coronavirus and monitor mutations for up to 96 samples in real time. The method proved to be rapid and sensitive (limit of detection: 29 viral RNA copies/μL of extracted nucleic acid) in detecting SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples. We expect it to offer a promising solution for rapid field-deployable detection and mutational surveillance of pandemic viruses.
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology