The performance of the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test as a tool for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in the population

J Infect. 2021 Aug;83(2):237-279. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.05.022. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
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Keywords: Covid-19; SARS-CoV-2 real time-polymerase chain reaction; cycle-threshold value; infectious potential; laboratory quality assurance; screening.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Humans
  • RNA, Viral / genetics
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • SARS-CoV-2*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity


  • RNA, Viral