The QIAprep& Viral RNA UM Kit is an innovative liquid-based approach to viral RNA epidemiology. The kit is optimized for ultrafast sample preparation and sensitive real-time PCR detection of enveloped RNA viruses such as coronaviruses from human samples (nasal, oro- and nasopharyngeal swabs) collected in non-fixation transport media like UTM, VTM, PBS, 0.9% NaCl, Virocult and eSwab. Fewer and simpler workflow steps accelerate the turnaround time and increase testing frequency while decreasing plastic usage, cost and hands-on time. The method can be seamlessly integrated into automated workflows with standard lab equipment at all throughput needs. The QIAprep& Viral RNA QIAsymphony Kit can be used for automated sample preparation and assay set up on the QIAsymphony SP/AS. The QIAprep& Viral RNA QIAsymphony Kit requires the installation of a custom protocol available from QIAGEN Services.