Tag: <span>detection</span>

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Why is chest CT important for early diagnosis of COVID-19?

COVID-19 diagnosis is based on the identification of viral RNA through Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) from oral-nasopharyngeal swabs, which however presents suboptimal sensitivity and may require several hours in overstressed laboratories. These drawbacks have called for an additional, complementary first line approach. Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is the gold standard method for the...

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Cepheid molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2

Cepheid has developed an automated molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The test leverages the design principles of Cepheid current Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV cartridge technology, in which multiple regions of the viral genome are targeted. The test can provide rapid detection of the current pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in...