Real-time PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 detection in Canadian laboratories Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • With emergence of pandemic COVID-19, rapid and accurate diagnostic testing is essential. This study compared laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Canadian hospital and public health laboratories, and some commercially available real-time RT-PCR assays. Overall, analytical sensitivities were equivalent between LDTs and most commercially available methods.

authors

  • LeBlanc, Jason J
  • Gubbay, Jonathan B
  • Li, Yan
  • Needle, Robert
  • Arneson, Sandra Radons
  • Marcino, Dionne
  • Charest, Hugues
  • Desnoyers, Guillaume
  • Dust, Kerry
  • Fattouh, Ramzi
  • Garceau, Richard
  • German, Gregory
  • Hatchette, Todd F
  • Kozak, Robert A
  • Krajden, Mel
  • Kuschak, Theodore
  • Lang, Amanda LS
  • Levett, Paul
  • Mazzulli, Tony
  • McDonald, Ryan
  • Mubareka, Samira
  • Prystajecky, Natalie
  • Rutherford, Candy
  • Smieja, Marek
  • Yu, Yang
  • Zahariadis, George
  • Zelyas, Nathan
  • Bastien, Nathalie

publication date

  • July 2020