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COVID test identifies variants with 100% accuracy

Futurity, Aug. 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

COVID test identifies variants with 100% accuracy

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for individualized diagnostic tools that can recognize the presence of the virus as well as the particular strain,” says corresponding author John Chaput, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of California, Irvine. “Identifying and triaging patients infected with variants that increase viral transmissibility and reduce vaccine protection is critical to controlling spread of the disease. Revealr goes beyond simple COVID detection methods, such as the commonly used antigen kit, to identify the precise SARS-CoV-2 strain infecting a patient.”