Journal article

Clinical evaluation of AusDiagnostics SARS-CoV-2 multiplex tandem PCR assay

Lucy O Attwood, Michelle J Francis, John Hamblin, Tony M Korman, Julian Druce, Maryza Graham

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the context of the pandemic, the rapid emergency use authorisation of diagnostic assays for SARS-CoV-2 has meant there are few peer-reviewed published studies of clinical performance of commercial assays. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical performance of AusDiagnostics respiratory multiplex tandem PCR assay including SARS-CoV-2. METHODS: We reviewed the results following implementation of AusDiagnostics respiratory multiplex tandem PCR assay including SARS-CoV-2, and compared with an in-house RT-PCR assay at our State Reference Laboratory. RESULTS: Initial validation using AusDiagnostics coronavirus multiplex tandem PCR assay including SARS-CoV-2 demonstrated good concordance with..

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