Solana Molecular Testing Platform

Quidel® Solana® Molecular Testing Platform

Simplified Workflow
Solana, a simplified molecular testing platform, is making molecular diagnostics faster and easier than ever before, without sacrificing performance. Solana combines Quidel’s proprietary helicase-dependent amplification (HDA) with fluorescence detection to deliver results you can trust, in an actionable time frame.

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Solana Instrument

Solana Instrument

Solana is a bench top instrument that combines Quidel’s proprietary helicase-dependent amplification (HDA) with fluorescence detection to deliver molecular results you can trust, faster than ever before.

The Solana testing system is easily accessible and can be seamlessly integrated. Solana’s workflow is easy and flexible, capable of testing a single specimen or batching up to 12 tests at a time.

Solana offers an intuitive, touch-screen interface with guided operation and customisable settings. The instrument possesses four USB ports, bar code technology, an external printer, and LIS connectivity. Results are reported on the screen, stored in the instrument and can be saved to a USB drive, printed, and/or sent to the LIS.

Solana also comes with the power of Virena®, Quidel’s proprietary wireless data management and surveillance ecosystem.


Features & Benefits


Feature Benefit
Isothermal amplification Ensures molecular sensitivity with moderate complexity.

Eliminates thermal cycling to aid in faster time to result (as little as 30 minutes)
Simplified workflow Avoids the need for specialised molecular operator training, making Solana easily adoptable
Small foot-print Facilitates decentralisation of the instruments to bring them closer to the patient
Data Management

Results can be reported and stored in multiple ways to meet your data management needs:

  • USB data export to assist in the transfer of data without the need for direct connection
  • Optional printing allows for storage of hardcopy results which may enhance post-analytical processes
  • Test, QC, and Calibration results stored on-board
  • LIS and Middleware capable
  • Available with the power of Virena
Security Solana offers supervisors the ability to set access rights by operator to prevent unauthorised use or use by untrained operators
Barcode technology Reduce time and errors associated with manually recording patient and operator ID
Connectivity Reduce time manually recording test results and risk of transcription errors. Connect to many of existing information systems.


Product Specifications


Dimensions 9.4 in deep x 9.4 in wide x 5.9 in high
Weight 8.8 lbs
Power supply input 100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 1.5-0.7 Amps
Display 7” touchscreen
Operating temperature 15°C to 35°C/59°F to 86°F Indoor use only, elevation up to 2,000m high
Operating humidity Highest relative humidity 80% for temperatures up to 31°C


Ordering Information


Item Code Description Unit  
QUI20278 Solana Molecular System EA Login to buy
Solana Influenza Assay

Solana Influenza A+B Assay

The Solana Influenza A+B Assay is a rapid qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for the detection and differentiation of influenza A and influenza B viral RNA in nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs from patients with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection.

The Solana Influenza A+B Assay amplifies and detects viral RNA present in transport media containing nasopharyngeal or nasal swab specimens obtained from symptomatic patients.

The assay consists of two major steps: (1) specimen preparation, and (2) amplification and detection of target sequences specific to influenza A and/or influenza B using isothermal Reverse Transcriptase — Helicase-Dependent Amplification (RT-HDA) in the presence of target-specific fluorescence probes which is performed in the Solana instrument.

Results are displayed on the touchscreen, can be saved to the instrument, printed, and are capable of being sent to the LIS and exported through one of Solana’s five USB ports. Solana Influenza A+B is also supported by the power of Virena®.


Features & Benefits


Feature Benefit
RT-HDA technology Rapid method of isothermal nucleic acid amplification that does not require thermal cycler
Lyophilized Master Mix reagent Easy-to-use format, just add processed sample to rehydrate
Small, easy-to-use instrument Eliminates the need for dedicated molecular space and costly capital equipment, allowing for testing in smaller labs
CLIA moderately complex

Requires minimal training

Refrigerated storage No freezer needed, 2°C to 8°C storage
Long shelf life Currently 12 months from date of manufacture
Room temperature set up No ice or cooling block required


Product Specifications


Sample type Nasal swabs and nasopharyngeal swabs in transport media* obtained from patients symptomatic of respiratory infection

*BD/Copan VTM, Remel M4, Remel M4RT, Remel M5, Remel M6, or Copen eSwab
Time to results Approximately 45 minutes
Reagent storage conditions Lysis and Reaction Tubes; 2°C to 8°C
Controls storage conditions 2°C to 8°C
Sample preparation storage conditions Specimens should be collected, transported, stored, and processed according to CLSI M41-A. Specimens should be stored at 2°C to 8°C until tested. Specimens collected in BD UTM, Remel M4, M4RT, M5, and M6 (3 mL) are stable at 2°C to 8°C for up to 9 days
  Note: Specimens collected in Copan eSwab transport media are stable at 2° C to 8°C for up to 48 hours
Clinical Sensitivity (culture) Influenza A: 98.6% (95% CI 96.8% to 99.4%)
Influenza B: 100% (95% CI 95.7% to 100%)
Clinical Specificity (culture) Influenza A: 95.1% (95% CI 93.7% to 96.3%)
Influenza B: 99.3% (95% CI 98.7% to 99.6%)
Clinical Sensitivity (PCR) Influenza A: 97.2% (95% CI 95.0% to 98.4%)
Influenza B: 100.0% (95% CI 95.4% to 100%)
Clinical Specificity (PCR) Influenza A: 96.7% (95% CI 95.4% to 97.7%)
Influenza B: 98.9% (95% CI 98.2% to 99.4%)
LOD (Influenza A) A/Taiwan/42/06: 7.5x102 TCID50/mL
A/California/07/2009: 4.7x102 TCID50/mL
A/Texas/50/2012: 6.3x100 TCID50/mL
LOD (Influenza B) B/Brisbane/60/08: 8.5x101 TCID50/mL
B/Massachusetts/2/2012: 3.3x101 TCID50/mL


Ordering Information


Item Code Description TGA Unit  
QUIM300 Solana Influenza A&B Assay 254852 48 tests Login to buy


Complete Solana Assay Range

Quidel's molecular diagnostic range offers a technological advancement in nucleic acid based testing, bringing the lab closer to the clinic, whilst accelerating time to results for screening and confirmatory tests. Quidel's offering may appeal to those labs just starting out in molecular, to experts that are looking for consistent, high quality rapid results.


Item Code Description TGA Unit  
QUIM300 Solana Influenza A&B Assay 254852 48 tests Login to buy
QUIM307 Solana C. difficile Assay Kit 241515 48 tests Login to buy
QUIM308 Solana Bordetella Complete Assay Kit 241515 48 tests Login to buy
QUIM311 Solana GBS Assay Kit 241515 48 tests Login to buy
QUIM305 Solana Strep Complete Assay Kit 241515 48 tests Login to buy
QUIM301 Solana GAS Assay Kit 241515 48 tests Login to buy

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