How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

Researchers have identified several variants of SARS-CoV-2 since they sequenced the original viral strain responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic from clinical samples in Wuhan, China. Four variants, UK (B1.1.7), B1.1.7 +E484K, South African (B1.351, 501v2) and Brazilian (B1.1.28, P1), are of particular concern. The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that these variants have the potential to...

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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics, Coronavirus, MDx, SARS-CoV-2, Variants

How do SARS-CoV-2 variants affect PCR assays for COVID-19 testing?

Posted on Tue, May 04, 2021 @ 09:03 AM

Researchers have identified several variants of SARS-CoV-2 since they sequenced the original viral strain responsible ...
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Topics: Molecular Diagnostics, Coronavirus, MDx, SARS-CoV-2, Variants

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