Qualitative rapid RT-PCR test system to detect SARS-CoV-2 on-site within 25 minutes

CE-IVD for Point of Care Testing

COVID-ID lab is an RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acids of SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal swabs eluted in viral transport medium of persons suspected of COVID-19 disease. 

The product is intended to be used by trained personnel in a laboratory as well as in an environment close to the patient.

For in-vitro diagnostic use only.

COVID-ID lab as a Game Changer

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge to the whole world not only because of the possible severe progression of the disease with a strong burden for health care systems and too many deaths worldwide but also with regard to the containment of the pandemic. Since samples have to be sent to spezialized laboratories to obtain PCR results whether SARS-CoV-2 is present or not containment is anticipated by a delay of up to several days making it difficult for authorities to successfully counteract local outbreaks.

The goal of 3a was to develop a Point of Care (POC) test system to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in less than 30 minutes with only minimal equipment needed to facilitate the mobile use of the test system. COVID-ID lab meets all the requirements and the team is proud to have fullfilled the task in such a short period of time.

COVID-ID lab as a Game Changer

COVID-ID lab allows samples to be analyzed on-site with an easy 25 minutes workflow, thereby offering completely new possibilities to further enhance the containment of the pandemic in case of local disease outbreaks. Furthermore, the number of samples can easily be adjusted to rising or falling numbers of samples.


Advantages in Detail


  • No extraction of RNA needed
  • Reverse transcription und PCR in only 20 minutes
  • Detection on COVID-ID lab Testchip within 5 minutes

PCR result on-site within 25 minutes


  • Easy handling and step-by-step description with pictograms in Instructions for Use
  • No intensive training of equipment necessary

With a few steps directly to the PCR result

Low cost

  • RT-PCR result with only minimal equipment and consumables
  • No RNA extraction kit for COVID-ID lab necessary

Only minimal investment for establishment of test system


  • Equipment, consumables and testkit can easily be transported
  • Fast and on-site RT-PCR result close to the patient

Mobile Mini Test Centers for fast local testings

On-site from Sample to Result in 12 Steps

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COVID-ID lab is not available in all European countries. Please contact us to get further information whether you can buy COVID-ID lab in your country.