Posts Tagged ‘coronavirus’

Comparison of Abbott ID Now, DiaSorin Simplexa, and CDC FDA Emergency Use Authorization Methods for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 from Nasopharyngeal and Nasal Swabs from Individuals Diagnosed with COVID-19

Dozens of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) have received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), but how well these assays perform using clinical specimens has hardly been studied. This study compared the positive percent agreement (PPA) of ID Now…

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Comparison of Two Commercial Molecular Tests and a Laboratory-Developed Modification of the CDC 2019-nCoV Reverse Transcriptase PCR Assay for the Detection of SARSCoV-2

ABSTRACT We compared the ability of 2 commercial molecular amplification assays (RealTime SARS-CoV-2 on the m2000 [abbreviated ACOV; Abbott] and ID Now COVID-19 [abbreviated IDNOW; Abbott]) and a laboratory-developed test (modified CDC 2019-nCoV reverse transcriptase PCR [RT-PCR] assay with RNA extraction by eMag [bioM√©rieux] and amplification on QuantStudio 6 or ABI 7500 real-time PCR system…

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