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SARS-CoV-2 External Control Kit (ATCC® MP-32)

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6 vials of Heat-killed SARS-CoV-2 strain 2019-nCoV/USAWA1/2020 (ATCC VR-1986HK) at 20,000 copies/mL

6 vials of WI-38 cells (ATCC CCL-75) at 70,000 cells/mL


The SARS-CoV-2 External Control Kit provides a full-process control that enables researchers to assess the performance of critical workflow steps. It is also ideal for integrated solutions that combine extraction and amplification onto a single platform.

Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.


The design, format, and validation of the SARS-CoV-2 External Control Kit brings stability to a shifting environment. This ready-to-use kit requires no further dilutions, which allows for optimal workflow, increased lab efficiency, and better consistency.

The native SARS-CoV-2 Washington state strain (2019-nCoV/USAWA1/2020) provided as a positive control in this kit is whole-genome sequenced, allowing for nearly universal use across multiple platforms. Further, this clinical isolate is heat-inactivated, ensuring its safe use in a BSL-1 environment. The whole-genome sequence of this strain is available on the ATCC Genome Portal.

The human cell line WI-38 provided as a negative control in this kit allows the user to assess for SARS-CoV-2 contamination and analyze assay performance via the detection of various human housekeeping genes.

Product Format frozen 1.0 mL per vial
Shipping Information 12 vials
Storage Conditions -20°C or colder
Intended Use Not for in vitro diagnostic use. Research use only.
Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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