Frequently asked questions

Do you need to use the Master Mix from Victory Scientific with the PCR and qPCR machines?

It is not required. Some users have utilized other mixes and they work well, they just tend to be slower and need more optimization with the units.

Can you use the 16 well Rapi:Chip™ in the UF-150?

No, you must use the 10 well. The unit is programmed to only “see” the 10 well Rapi:Chip™ which you can see in the Generecorder software.

Can you use less than 10 samples in the UF-150?

Yes, provided you fill the non-used wells with water to prevent reflection from the light source.

Can you reuse a Rapi:Chip™ once you’ve used it?

No, it is designed to be disposable.

Can the Clear-Raze UVC Wand be used instead of chemicals?

Yes, in fact most people prefer it over chemicals due to the fact it has no residue or allergens, it is better for the environment, and saves money over time.

Can the Clear-Raze UVC Wand be used to disinfect people?

No, the strength of the UV rays can be harmful when shined directly on people, which is why goggles are issued with the wand and proper PPE should be used when operating the wand. It is meant for inanimate objects such as furniture, electronics, fabrics, etc.

Is the Clear-Raze UVC Wand EPA or FDA approved?

The EPA does not routinely review the efficacy of UV lights, it reviews chemical disinfectants. The CDC does state that ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is a promising method for decontamination. The FDA recommends if the device includes a UV lamp, that the manufacturer evaluate whether the product controls for time, UV radiation dose, and intensity of UV dose, and validates the cleaning and disinfection procedures. Therefore, we have had our product third-party laboratory tested, which has validated the wand. Please reach out for a copy of the results if required.

Can the genesig® Real Time PCR COVID-19 kit be used with any PCR platform?

While the kit lists it is compatible with the Applied Biosystems® 7500 Real-Time PCR System, Bio-Rad CFX Connect™ Real-Time PCR Detection System and Roche® LightCycler 480 II, the kit can be validated with virtually any unit.

Does the genesig® Real Time PCR COVID-19 kit need to be frozen to be shipped?

No, the kit is lyophilized and therefore can be shipped at ambient temperature.

Do you need any primers or master mixes to use the genesig® Real Time PCR COVID-19 kit?

No, the kit comes complete with everything needed to perform the test once the extraction is completed.

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