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COVID-19 In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Test Methods Database

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

Comparison of 12 molecular detection assays for SARS-CoV-2

Detection Principle
NucleicAcid-PCR based
E, RdRP, N
Testing Method Category
PCR_KIT & other
Testing Method
WHO-4, WHO-5, WHO-7, LightMix® Modular assays (Roche), 2019-nCoV kit (BGI Biotechnology, China), TaqPath™ COVID-19 Combo Kit (ThermoFisher),
Testing Method - Additional Info
a total of 12 molecular diagnostic assays were compared
Reported Performance
specificity: 100% (all assays); sensitivity: 98.5% (CDC N1), 100% (CDC N2), 100% (NIID N2), 95.6% (NIID N2 with EAV), 98.5% (Corman E), 69.1% (Corman N), 86.8% (Roche E), 42.6% (Roche RdRP), 67.6% (Roche N), 85.3% (Thermo), 88.2% (BGI), 80.9% (LAMP)
Sample Size
155 samples
Assay Type

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