Reagents and Supplies Needed

There are many lab supplies and reagents which may be useful to our community. Please review the current listing of requested items, and check back often as needs continue to evolve. Contact with questions, or with a description of the supplies you can offer. We will connect you with the unit(s) in need.

**Please note that clinical laboratories can only accept unopened packages of reagents for use**

Last updated:  3/31/2020

*At this time, the most critical items that are requested are the 96 TIP COMB F/DW MAGNTS 100/CS (KingFisher 96 tip comb for DW Magnets; Cat. No. 97002534).

  • Extraction Reagents:
    • Qiagen QIAmp DSP Viral RNA Mini Kit (61904)
    • Qiagen EZ1 DSP Virus Kit (62724)
    • Qiagen EZ1 Virus Mini Kit 2.0 (955134)
    • ThermoFisher MagMAX Viral/Pathogen Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (AM1836)
    • Roche MagNA Pure Compact Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit (03730964001)
  • Other Reagents:
    • ThermoFisher Taq:  TaqPath1-Step RT-qPCR Master Mix A28523
    • ThermoFisher Taq:  TaqPath1-Step RT-qPCR Master Mix A15300
    • Unopened bottles of sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS)
  • Nasal Swab Kits:
    • Swabs with transport media:
      • E-Swab by Copan (Catalogue # 481C and 482C) with regular or flex minitip applicator
      • Opti-Swab by Puritan (Catalogue # LA-117), swab included in kit (Catalog#3317-H)
    • Dry swabs: 
      • Puritan: 25-3317-H, 25-3316-U, 25-3316-H, 25-3317-U, 25-3318-U, 25-3318-H, 25-3319-H, 25-3320-U, 25-3320-U EMB 100MM, 25-3320-U EMB 80MM, 25-3320-H and 25-3320-H EMB 80MM
      • Copan: 501CS01, 503CS01, 516CS01, 518CS01 and 534CS01
    • Any other flocked tipped nasopharyngeal swabs with synthetic fiber and aluminum or plastic shaft
    • We CANNOT accept wood-shafted or calcium alginate swabs
  • BioFire Film Array Respiratory kits
  • Viral Transport Media – M4 or M6, any vendor
  • Other consumables:
    • DNase/RNase free sterile 15mL conical tubes
  • Personal Protective Equipment:
    • Masks, any and all types
    • Face shields, any and all types
    • Disposable gowns, any and all types
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