Assessing a novel, lab-free, point-of-care test for SARS-CoV-2 (CovidNudge): a diagnostic accuracy study
OPEN The Lancet. Microbe | 24 Sep 2020
MM Gibani, C Toumazou, M Sohbati, R Sahoo, M Karvela, TK Hon, S De Mateo, A Burdett, KYF Leung, J Barnett, A Orbeladze, S Luan, S Pournias, J Sun, B Flower, J Bedzo-Nutakor, M Amran, R Quinlan, K Skolimowska, C Herrera, A Rowan, A Badhan, R Klaber, G Davies, D Muir, P Randell, D Crook, GP Taylor, W Barclay, N Mughal, LSP Moore, K Jeffery and GS Cooke
Access to rapid diagnosis is key to the control and management of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Laboratory RT-PCR testing is the current standard of care but usually requires a centralised laboratory and significant infrastructure. We describe our diagnostic accuracy assessment of a novel, rapid point-of-care real time RT-PCR CovidNudge test, which requires no laboratory handling or sample pre-processing.
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