Molecular diagnostics in the era of COVID-19

Harindi Jayakody, Guy Kiddle, Semali Perera, Laurence Tisi, Hannah Leese

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate globally and acquires new mutations, accurate diagnostic technologies continue to play a vital role in controlling and understanding the epidemiology of this disease. A plethora of technologies have enabled the diagnosis of individuals, informed clinical management, aided population-wide screening to determine transmission rates and identified cases within the wider community and high-risk settings. This review explores the application of molecular diagnostics technologies in controlling the spread of COVID-19, and the key factors that affect the sensitivity and specificity of the tests used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3744-3763
Number of pages20
JournalAnalytical Methods
Issue number34
Early online date5 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2021


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