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SARS-CoV-2 Detection Methods

Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisboa, 1649-004 Lisbon, Portugal
REQUIMTE, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
DNA & RNA Sensing Lab, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), 5000-901 Vila Real, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Danila Moscone
Chemosensors 2022, 10(6), 221;
Received: 6 May 2022 / Revised: 1 June 2022 / Accepted: 9 June 2022 / Published: 11 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State of the Art in Nucleic Acid Detection)
A fast and highly specific detection of COVID-19 infections is essential in managing the virus dissemination networks. The most relevant technologies developed for SARS-CoV-2 detection, along with their advantages and limitations, will be presented and fully explored. Additionally, some of the newest and emerging COVID-19 diagnosis tools, such as biosensing platforms, will also be introduced. Considering the extreme relevance that all these technologies assume in pandemic control, it is of the utmost relevance to have an intrinsic knowledge of the parameters that need to be taken into consideration before choosing the most adequate test for a particular situation. Moreover, the new variants of the virus and their potential impact on the detection method’s effectiveness will be discussed. In order to better manage the pandemic, it is essential to maintain continuous research into the SARS-CoV-2 genome and updated genomic surveillance at the global level. This will allow for timely detection of new mutations and viral variants, which may affect the performance of COVID-19 detection tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; detection methods; diagnosis SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; detection methods; diagnosis
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Lino, A.; Cardoso, M.A.; Gonçalves, H.M.R.; Martins-Lopes, P. SARS-CoV-2 Detection Methods. Chemosensors 2022, 10, 221.

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Lino A, Cardoso MA, Gonçalves HMR, Martins-Lopes P. SARS-CoV-2 Detection Methods. Chemosensors. 2022; 10(6):221.

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Lino, Alexandra, Marita A. Cardoso, Helena M. R. Gonçalves, and Paula Martins-Lopes. 2022. "SARS-CoV-2 Detection Methods" Chemosensors 10, no. 6: 221.

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