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CentoSwab™ – Facilitating Fast and Reliable SARS‑CoV‑2 RNA Testing Around the World

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global supplies of testing materials have been greatly impacted – leaving a major gap in efforts to provide patients with an early diagnosis and minimize the outbreak of COVID-19.

In efforts to overcome this significant challenge, CENTOGENE is committed to developing best-in-class medical solutions – ultimately minimizing the impact of COVID-19 and accelerating a return to normalcy.

CENTOGENE Has Developed Validated Sample Collection Kits to Test for SARS‑CoV‑2 RNA

CentoSwab™, our validated, CE-labeled solution for the testing of SARS‑CoV‑2 RNA – the virus causing COVID-19. As part of CENTOGENE’s initiative to support the logistics of needed medical tools in this time of global shortage, CentoSwab™ supports patients, physicians, and partners around the world.

CentoSwab™ Features

Extensively validated with patient and control samples for the detection of SARS‑CoV‑2 RNA

Ethylene oxide-treated, ready to use swabs and collection tubes

Medical device class I - CE labeled

Easy logistics – can be sent without stabilization buffer1

Made in Germany

CentoSwab™ Kit Includes

  • Oropharyngeal Swab

  • Collection Tube

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

Do You Have Further Questions?

If you have questions about ordering CentoSwab™, you can contact us by email at:

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Webinars on COVID-19 Testing Solutions


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