Mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein gene

Update: IDK® SARS-CoV-2 PCRs are not influenced by new virus variants


Immundiagnostik's respiratroy PCR assays MutaPLEX® Coronavirus (KG1926), MutaPLEX® RespiraScreen 1 (KG1927), MutaPLEX® RespiraScreen 2 DIFF (KG1928) and MutaPLEX® Coronavirus 4G (KG1936) were screened for the spike protein mutations in the following viral variants:

  • [Omicron] (BA.1, BA.2, BA.4, BA.5)
  • [Omicron] (BA.3, BA.2 + L452X)
  • [Alpha], [Beta], [Gamma], [Delta] (all AY Subvariants)
  • [Epsilon], [Zeta], [Eta], [Theta], [Iota], [Kappa], [Lambda], [Mu]

None of the spike protein mutations in the listed viral variants (see Update*) showed any effect on the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of the above mentioned real-time RT-PCRs.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Would you like to be informed about the latest news in the future? Then simply subscribe to our newsletter.

Register Don't show this again

This might also be of interest