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Diagnosing COVID-19: The Disease and Tools for Detection

Published time: 20 March 2020

Authors: Buddhisha Udugama, Pranav Kadhiresan, Hannah N. Kozlowski, Ayden Malekjahani, Matthew Osborne, Vanessa Y.C. Li, Hongmin Chen, Samira Mubareka, Jonathan Gubbay, and Warren C.W. Chan


COVID-19 has spread globally since its discovery in Hubei province, China in December 2019. A combination of computed tomography imaging, whole genome sequencing, and electron microscopy were initially used to screen and identify SARS-CoV-2, the viral etiology of COVID-19. The aim of this review article is to inform the audience of diagnostic and surveillance technologies for SARS-CoV-2 and their performance characteristics. We describe point-of-care diagnostics that are on the horizon and encourage academics to advance their technologies beyond conception. Developing plug-and-play diagnostics to manage the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak would also be useful in preventing future epidemics.

6.Diagnosing COVID19 The Disease and Tools for Detection



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