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Improved sensitivity using a dual target, E and RdRp assay for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection: Experience at a large NHS Foundation Trust in the UK

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Colton, Hayley 
Ankcorn, Michael 
COG-UK Consortium 
Yavuz, Mehmet 

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Extensive testing by real time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been key to clinical decision-making, epidemiological analysis and policy development during the current severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. Optimising the sensitivity and specificity of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing is of particular importance in order to avoid potentially harmful decisions resulting from inaccurate results.

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Journal of Infection

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0163-4453

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British Infection Society

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MRC (MC_PC_19027)