Real-Time RT-PCR Panel for Detection 2019-Novel Coronavirus

Purpose: This document describes the use of real-time RT PCR (rRT-PCR) assays for the in vitro qualitative detection of 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in respiratory specimens and sera. The 2019-nCoV primer and probe sets are designed for the universal detection of SARS-like coronaviruses (N3 assay) and for specific detection of 2019-nCoV (N1 and N2 assays).

Protocol Use Limitations: The rRT-PCR assays described here have not been validated for platforms or chemistries other than those described in this document.


Below is a list of necessary equipment, supplies and reagents with links to the products that Southern Labware can provide for you.


Reagents and Supplies



nUVaClean™ UV Pipette Carousel

One of our core principals at Southern Labware is to partner with manufacturers who create innovative new products.  It is exciting for us to offer our customers new products that are not only functional but can improve the quality of their research.  MTC Bio is one of those manufacturers and the nUVaClean UV Pipette Carousel is one of those products.  We have been waiting months for this product to launch and we are pleased to introduce this product to you.

MTC’s ProPette nUVaClean™ is the first and only pipette rack that not only organizes and protects six pipettes, but also destroys up to 99% of unwanted contamination. The new nUVaClean™ uses a germicidal UV-C mercury vapor lamp. A high-efficiency reflector/concentrator completely bathes pipette shafts in 254nm UV light. This exposure destroys unwanted microbiological contaminants and prevents cross-contamination in PCR and other sensitive procedures.

Just place single-channel pipettes of any range or brand in the nUVaClean™ and press the “start” button to begin the auto-decon cycle. After 28 minutes the nUVaClean will power down automatically, delivering up to 6 pipettes that are safe, clean and ready for use.


  • UV-C Lamp and reflector system destroys 99% of DNA
  • Eliminates cross-contamination
  • 360° UV Exposure
  • Fits virtually any pipette
  • Compact 6.5in. (17cm) footprint
  • Made in the USA




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SciMatCo Wooden Flammable Storage Cabinets

Is a wooden flammable storage cabinet counter intuitive?   We thought so until we partnered with SciMatCo, a manufacturer of hazardous materials storage cabinets.  Here is what we learned about the benefits of a wooden flammable storage cabinet.

Wood burns.  So how can it possibly better than a metal cabinet in a fire.  First, wood is a thermal insulator and will not distort or bend in the heat of a fire. The rapid rise in temperature due to a fire will have minimum impact on the inside temperature of a fire.  Metal conducts heat.  During a fire metal flammables cabinets can and will pass the rapid rise in temperature on to the contents in the flammables cabinets.  Glass bottles in a metal flammables cabinet have been know to break, releasing their vapors and liquids.  Metal containers can pop their lids due to high temperatures experienced during a fire.  In short, metal cabinets become ovens when involved in a fire.
Another key point to consider is that wooden flammable cabinets do not distort or bend when in a fire.  Metal flammable cabinets can bend and distort in a fire, opening themselves and their contents to the flames.  In order for the fire to get inside a wooden cabinet is for it to burn all the way thru.
Each flammables cabinet is constructed with 1" plywood using specifications developed by both OSHA, NFPA and the UFC to meet all the requirements for a flammables cabinet.
  • Meets all OSHA, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and UFC (Uniform Fire Code) standards
  • Cabinets are constructed of 1" thick, multi-ply, exterior-grade plywood
  • Finished with yellow chemical-resistant paint (inside and out)
  • Provided with lock and two keys; all hardware chemical-resistant
  • Continuous piano-type hinges on door
  • All cabinet joints are rabbeted to provide exceptional cabinet strength
  • Cabinet floor constructed as a 2" liquid-tight trough to contain spillage 
  • Self-closing doors available upon request


Please watch the short video of a wooden SciMatCo flammables cabinet and a metal flammables cabinet both engulfed in flames for 12 minutes.  We were just as surpised at the results as you will be.



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Southern Labware now accepts Apple Pay

Southern Labware now accepts Apple Pay as a more convenient and secure way for our customers to shop.

Shopping with Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, ending the frustration of repeatedly filling out shipping and billing information and keeping tracking of credit and debit cards.

More importantly security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay.  When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Simply click the Apple Pay button at checkout and experience the Apple Pay difference!


Apple Pay