Disease X-19 Medical Review

medrxiv Subject Collection: Infectious Diseases: Rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 by pulse-controlled amplification (PCA)

In the current pandemic of SARS-CoV-2, rapid identification of infected individuals is crucial for management and control of the outbreak. However, transport of samples, sample processing and RT-qPCR analysis in laboratories are time-consuming. Here we present a nucleic acid-based test Format – pulse controlled amplification – that allows detection of SARS-CoV-2 directly from up to eight swab samples simultaneously without the need for RNA extraction within 20 min in a point-of-care setting.

medrxiv Subject Collection: Infectious Diseases