Advantages of RT- PCR

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report on COVID-19 testing, examining four topics related to the use and interpretation of COVID-19 diagnostic tests: the advantages and limitations of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing; the status of point-of-care tests; strategies and considerations for certain types and sequences of tests; […]

How is the COVID-19 virus detected using real time RT–PCR?

As the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease spreads across the world, the IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is offering its support and expertise to help countries use real time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (real time RT–PCR), one of the fastest and most accurate laboratory methods […]