Rapid, Point-Of-Care Antigen and Molecular-Based Tests for Diagnosis of SARS-COV-2 Infection (Review) [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Abstract: "Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic present important diagnostic challenges. Several diagnostic strategies are available to identify or rule out current infection, identify people in need of care escalation, or to test for past infection and immune response. Point-of-care antigen and molecular tests to detect current SARS-CoV-2 infection have the potential to allow earlier detection and isolation of confirmed cases compared to laboratory-based diagnostic methods, with the aim of reducing household and community transmission. [...] [The objective of this report is to] assess the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests to determine if a person presenting in the community or in primary or secondary care has current SARS-CoV-2 infection."
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