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CentoSwab™ – Test Kit for SARS-CoV-2

CentoSwab™ is an ethylene oxide-treated dry throat swab made of plastic. It is suitable for sample collection of oropharyngeal swabs for the diagnostic RT-PCR test of SARS-CoV-2. A stabilizing buffer for sample preservation is not required.

The CentoSwab™ Test Kit is a CE-marked medical device. It is only distributed by CENTOGENE and manufactured by RoweMed AG – Medical 4 Life.

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Sample Stability – E gene SARS-CoV-2 RNA

  • Collected sample RNA on CentoSwab™ is stable for 72 h after collection1

  • CentoSwab™ has an excellent sensitivity of <2 virus particles as demonstrated with validated SARS‑CoV‑2 RT-PCR assay

How a Throat Swab is Performed to Test for SARS‑CoV‑2

Getting Tested by a Healthcare Professional

Instructions for having a throat swab performed by a healthcare professional

Self-Administered Swab

Instructions for performing a throat swab by yourself


1 Transport at room temperature (approx. 15–25°C) when analyzed in the laboratory within 48 hours; all other samples should be refrigerated during transport (approx. 8°C)
2 For further test details please visit the test product page