A pandemic guided by the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test: What should the clinician know?

South African Family Practice

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Title A pandemic guided by the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test: What should the clinician know?
Creator Bangalee, Avania Govender, Kreshalen Bangalee, Varsha
Subject general practice; virology SARS-CoV-2 PCR, pandemic, COVID-19 testing, molecular diagnostic test, laboratory, COVID-19 response
Description Amidst an ever-evolving pandemic, the demand for timely and accurate diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to increase. Critically, managing and containing the spread of the disease requires expedient testing of infected individuals. Presently, the gold standard for the diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection remains the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Potential vulnerabilities of this testing methodology can range from preanalytical variables to laboratory-related analytical factors and, ultimately, to the interpretation of results.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor NIH/Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Date 2022-09-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v64i1.5492
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 64, No 1 (2022): Part 4; 4 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage Africa, South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Avania Bangalee, Kreshalen Govender, Varsha Bangalee https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0