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Saliva as a testing specimen with or without pooling for SARS-CoV-2 detection by multiplex RT-PCR test
PLoS ONE ; 16(2), 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1410710
ABSTRACT

Background:

Sensitive and high throughput molecular detection assays are essential during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The vast majority of the SARS-CoV-2 molecular assays use nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) or oropharyngeal swab (OPS) specimens collected from suspected individuals. However, using NPS or OPS as specimens has apparent drawbacks, e.g. the collection procedures for NPS or OPS specimens can be uncomfortable to some people and may cause sneezing and coughing which in turn generate droplets and/or aerosol particles that are of risk to healthcare workers, requiring heavy use of personal protective equipment. There have been recent studies indicating that self-collected saliva specimens can be used for molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2 and provides more comfort and ease of use for the patients. Here we report the performance of QuantiVirusTM SARS-CoV-2 test using saliva as the testing specimens with or without pooling. Methods Development and validation studies were conducted following FDA-EUA and molecular assay validation guidelines. Using SeraCare Accuplex SARS-CoV-2 reference panel, the limit of detection (LOD) and clinical performance studies were performed with the QuantiVirusTM SARS-CoV-2 test. For clinical evaluation, 85 known positive and 90 known negative clinical NPS samples were tested. Additionally, twenty paired NPS and saliva samples collected from recovering COVID-19 patients were tested and the results were further compared to that of the Abbott m2000 SARS-CoV-2 PCR assay. Results of community collected 389 saliva samples for COVID-19 screening by QuantiVirusTM SARS-CoV-2 test were also obtained and analyzed. Additionally, testing of pooled saliva samples was evaluated.

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: CAB Abstracts Type of study: Diagnostic study / Experimental Studies / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: PLoS ONE Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: CAB Abstracts Type of study: Diagnostic study / Experimental Studies / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: PLoS ONE Year: 2021 Document Type: Article