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Special Issue "Review Research on SARS-CoV-2 Detection"
A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 607
Special Issue Editor
2. Molecular Biology Department, National Liver Institute, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Kom, Menoufia, Egypt
Interests: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; diagnostic tests
Special Issue Information
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes a respiratory disease called coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2 is a member of a large family of viruses called coronaviruses. SARS-CoV-2 was first known to infect people in 2019. The virus is thought to spread from person to person through droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Since the clinical manifestations and signs of infected patients (pneumonia, dyspnea, fever, cough, respiratory symptoms) are not definitive, supporting diagnostic and serological tests are essential for the diagnosis of COVID-19.
The aim of this Special Issue on review research on SARS-CoV-2 detection is to present a review for the available methods for the detection and characterisation of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants. The value of diagnostic methods depends on the type of test, the time to get the results, testing accuracy, and the required resources for testing. In other words, the quick identification of suspected individuals is the best strategy to enable appropriate response and limit transmission. Different diagnostic tests have been developed for SARS-CoV-2 based on serological, molecular, and nanotechnology techniques. Detection of viral nucleic acid is frequently performed by high-throughput sequencing, reverse-transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), RT-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), and quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR), where qPCR is recommended as the most effective and direct method by the WHO.
Dr. Mai M. El-Daly
Manuscript Submission Information
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