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COVID-19 In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Test Methods Database

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

Overcoming Supply Shortage for SARS-CoV-2 Detection by RT-qPCR.

Detection Principle
NucleicAcid-PCR based
Testing Method Category
Testing Method
Testing Method - Additional Info
compare results with saliva instead of nasopharingeal swabs, lower primer/probe concentration and thermocycling time, 0.45% saline instead of guanidine hydrochloride transport media
Reported Performance
LOD: 7.3 cp/reaction (regular RT-qPCR), 23.7 cp/reaction (primer/probe lower concentration),44 cp/reaction (lower thermocycling time) ; remarks: saliva is not an appropriate substitute for nasopharyngeal swabs, saline and guanidine hydrochloride have similar diagnostic capabilities and detection is possible after 10 days storage in both media (for these Ct values are compared)
Sample Size
10 Patients

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