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Muenchhoff, M.* ; Mairhofer, H.* ; Nitschko, H.* ; Grzimek-Koschewa, N.* ; Hoffmann, D. ; Berger, A.* ; Rabenau, H.* ; Widera, M.* ; Ackermann, N.* ; Konrad, R.* ; Zange, S.* ; Graf, A.* ; Krebs, S.* ; Blum, H.* ; Sing, A.* ; Liebl, B.* ; Wölfel, R.* ; Ciesek, S.* ; Drosten, C.* ; Protzer, U. ; Boehm, S.* ; Keppler, O.T.*

Multicentre comparison of quantitative PCR-based assays to detect SARS-CoV-2, Germany, March 2020.

Euro Surveill. 25, 2-6 (2020)
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Containment strategies and clinical management of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients during the current pandemic depend on reliable diagnostic PCR assays for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Here, we compare 11 different RT-PCR test systems used in seven diagnostic laboratories in Germany in March 2020. While most assays performed well, we identified detection problems in a commonly used assay that may have resulted in false-negative test results during the first weeks of the pandemic.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Review
Schlagwörter Covid-19 ; Diagnostic Test ; Pcr ; Sars-cov-2
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1025-496X
e-ISSN 1560-7917
Zeitschrift Eurosurveillance
Quellenangaben Band: 25, Heft: 24, Seiten: 2-6 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Verlagsort Saint-Maurice
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed