Please join us in congratulating Thaisa Lucas Sandri in successfully publishing her paper about “Complementary methods for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis in times of material shortage” on June 7th. We are very proud of her work during these challenging times.
“The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 resulted in increasing demands for diagnostic tests, leading to a shortage of recommended testing materials and reagents. This study reports on the performance of self-sampled alternative swabbing material (ordinary Q-tips tested against flocked swab and rayon swab), of reagents for classical RNA extraction (phenol/guanidine-based protocol against a commercial kit), and of intercalating dye-based one-step quantitative reverse transcription real-time PCRs (RT-qPCR) compared against the gold standard hydrolysis probe-based assays for SARS-CoV-2 detection.”
Read more here: www.nature.com