Description: In the US, the CDC has developed a new laboratory test kit for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.
Description: Since we've already got the whole sequence of the nCoV, the test kits normally used this time (at least in China) fall into the nucleic acid class. To diagnose a patient with this type of test kit, the patient's nasopharyngeal swab, sputum or alveolar lavage fluid would firstly be collected to get a sample of the virus.
Description: 19 May 2020. Added a link to book a drive-through test appointment if you have a verification code. 18 May 2020. Added information on the NHS testing service for people with coronavirus symptoms.
Description: The PCR test developed by the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) targets just 100 nucleotides that are specific to SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Alex Greninger, an assistant professor in ...
Description: SINGAPORE - A made-in-Singapore diagnostic test kit that can detect the presence of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with high accuracy has been rolled out at some public hospitals here - the ...
Description: Before there were any cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in South Korea, one of the country's biotech firms had begun preparing to make testing kits to identify the disease.
Description: COVID-19 testing can identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus and includes methods that detect the presence of the virus itself (RT-PCR, isothermal nucleic acid amplification, antigen) and those that detect antibodies produced in response to infection. Detection of antibodies (serological tests) can be used both for diagnosis and for population surveillance.. Antibody tests show how many people have had ...
Description: Aytu BioScience, Inc. AYTU, a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company, recently designed and produced coronavirus test kits that provide results in 10 minutes or less. Though the kit awaits FDA approval, the ...
Description: When it comes to coronavirus testing, the CDC has maintained fairly strict criteria but is getting ready to issue new guidance. Before any tests are administered, healthcare providers will ...
Description: U.S. health officials will let state and local health labs modify a test for the coronavirus that has been plagued by weeks of delays, in an effort to better keep watch for cases that may be ...
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