|Author (Person)||Ackermann, Nikolaus, Bengs, Katja, Berger, Anja, Dangel, Alexandra, Eberle, Ute, Fingerle, Volker, Konrad, Regina, Liebl, Bernhard, Sing, Andreas, Treis, Bianca|
|Publisher||European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)|
|Series Details||Volume 25, Number 9|
|Publication Date||March 2020|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
The need for timely establishment of diagnostic assays arose when Germany was confronted with the first travel-associated outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Europe.
We describe our laboratory experiences during a large contact tracing investigation, comparing previously published real-time RT-PCR assays in different PCR systems and a commercial kit. We found that assay performance using the same primers and probes with different PCR systems varied and the commercial kit performed well.
|Subject Tags||Diseases, Public Health|
|Countries / Regions||Germany|