From the Document: "SDPHL [South Dakota Public Health Laboratory] performs the 2019-nCoV [2019 novel coronavirus] RT-PCR [reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction] test designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] virus from respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal (NP), oropharyngeal (OP), and sputum specimens. SDPHL performs nucleic acid extraction on three Roche LC2.0 extractors, three Qiagen EZ-1 Advanced, and one Kingfisher instruments. SDPHL performs real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR) on three Thermo Fisher ABI 7500 Fast DX and two QuantStudio instruments. SDPHL will add one additional Kingfisher and one Thermo Fisher ABI 7500 Fast DX to the state COVID-19 testing infrastructure. The current RT-PCR infrastructure at SDPHL can perform over 300 specimens in a conventional workday. Proposed RT-PCR infrastructure expansion will increase that throughput to almost 500 specimens each day."
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