Diagnosis of Viral Infections: A Review of the Current Assays and the Prediction of the Future

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37256/amtt.4120232320

Keywords:

SARS-CoV-2, RT-qPCR, assays, diagnosis, LFA, point-of-care

Abstract

Different types of diagnostics methods were introduced to the public due to the recent global pandemic. From the real-time Reverse Transcript Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) to antigen Lateral Flow Assay (LFA), these tests allow relatively accurate and rapid diagnosis of the infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus. Because each assay has separate principles, benefits, and limitations, the diagnostic methods in the future, especially with the rapid development of new techniques, could provide quick, accurate, and accessible Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT). New technologies could be used to identify the virus for future epidemics or other infections that occur in every-day lives, potentially stopping another global pandemic from affecting the community, the economy, and the government.

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Published

2023-03-29

How to Cite

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Ko S. Diagnosis of Viral Infections: A Review of the Current Assays and the Prediction of the Future. Applied Microbiology: Theory & Technology [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 29 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];4(1):50-6. Available from: https://ojs.wiserpub.com/index.php/AMTT/article/view/2320