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COVID-19 In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Test Methods Database

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

A combined oropharyngeal/nares swab is a suitable alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for the detection of SARS-CoV-2

Detection Principle
NucleicAcid-PCR based
E, RdRP (In house); ORF1ab, E (Cobas); E, N2 (Xpert)
Testing Method Category
Testing Method
kit & in-house
Testing Method - Additional Info
Cobas 6800 system (Roche Diagnostics) & laboratory-developed test (LDT) designed at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) (Vancouver, BC) & Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 assay (Cepheid)
Reported Performance
Specificity: 100% (all); Sensitivity: 94.4% (LDT, NasoPharingeal swabs), 100% ( commercial kit, NP swabs), 91.7 (LDT, OroPharingeal swabs), 88.9% (commercial kit, OP swabs)
Sample Size
190 samples

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