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COVID-19 In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Test Methods Database

Scientific literature on COVID-19 Test Methods and Devices - detail

Rapid establishment of laboratory diagnostics for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Bavaria, Germany, February 2020

Detection Principle
NucleicAcid-PCR based
Testing Method Category
PCR_KIT & other
Testing Method
kit & in-house
Testing Method - Additional Info
Comparison of two different one-step real-time RT-PCR systems (Qiagen and Invitrogen) with SARS-CoV-2 assays from Corman et al. and a commercial test kit with kit-specific assays (RealStar SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR kit 1.0, Altona)
Reported Performance
LOD: 10 cpr (Altona), 50cpr (RT-PCR with Invitrogen superMix); PCR efficiency: 95% (Invitrogen), 125% (Altona)
Sample Size
675 samples

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