SARS-CoV-2 detection made easy


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Faster, cheaper, easier, open source and sufficiently sensitive. This is a test for SARS-CoV-2 called RT-LAMP.
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We’ve developed a sensitive, reliable and accurate RT-LAMP test for SARS-CoV-2 to help with the covid-19 pandemic that has engulfed the world. Now we are sharing all of our knowledge here for free, so that anyone can pick up on the know-how and implement their own state-of-the-art RT-LAMP assays for surveillance and diagnostic testing. On this website, you can find detailed protocols, troubleshooting tips, FAQs and anything you might need to get this test working in your hands.


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Find the RT-LAMP protocol that is right for your setup.
Our protocols page includes videos of the reactions and a short summary of what protocol is appropriate for what kind of setup.
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Commercial reagents protocols

Easiest and quickest way to get LAMP working in whatever setting you have. Buy the reagents from various companies and get going as soon as you receive them.

Open access protocols

Make the enzymes, buffers and solutions all yourself for a fraction of the cost. Get plasmids and express and purify LAMP enzymes. Cheaper and massively scaleable.

Introducing the new
LAMP kits from VBCF

We’ve heard your comments and are happy to offer all-in-one reagent kits for performing RT-LAMP and bead-LAMP. In collaboration with Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities we are now assembling, quality-testing and shipping out kits for the rapid, easy and accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids from crude samples. If you want to try out RT-LAMP the easiest way possible, the reagent kits are here for you. The kits are provided only as a means of obtaining reagents for RT-LAMP assays and are rated for research use only.

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MINUTES or less

Is how long it takes from obtaining the sample to a colourful, easy to interpret result.



Make your own LAMP enzymes and reactions, buy the reagents from suppliers or buy easy to use kits.


EURO or less

The cost of the required reagents per analysed sample when assembling your own reactions.



The time to make enzymes for hundreds of thousands of tests using our open access protocols.