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The 2019 novel coronavirus infection disease (COVID-19) is caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).1,2 In December 2019, the Health Commission of the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, reported multiple pneumonia patients with unknown cause. On January 7th 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the National Health Commission of China identified a new type of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.3 The WHO declared a COVID-19 pandemic on March 11th 2020 due to the worldwide spread of novel coronavirus infection.4
To detect the virus, lower respiratory tract specimen, nasopharyngeal swab fluid and saliva of the patient are shown to be reliable samples for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.5,6 In general, the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection is made by molecular detection of the SARS-CoV-2 genes. Although nucleic acid-based tests can detect SARS-CoV-2 gene with high sensitivity, it is restricted by the needs of special equipment and turnaround time. Lumipulse G SARS-CoV-2 Ag is useful as a diagnostic tool for the confirmation of a SARS-CoV-2 infection by detecting the SARS-CoV-2 antigen.
Lumipulse G SARS-CoV-2 Ag is an assay system, including a set of immunoassay reagents, for the quantitative measurement of SARS-CoV-2 antigen in specimens based on CLEIA technology7 by a specific two-step immunoassay method on the LUMIPULSE G System.
- Wu F, et al. A new coronavirus associated with human respiratory disease in China Nature, 579: 265-269, 2020.
- Coronaviridae Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. The species Severe acute respiratory syndromerelated coronavirus: classifying 2019-nCoV and naming it SARS-CoV-Nat Microbiol, 5: 536-544, 2020.
- WHO website ”Rolling updates on coronavirus disease(COVID-19)” (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen) Medical Research and Development.
- WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 11 March 2020 (https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-sopening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19---11-march-2020)
- Di Gennaro F, et al. Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) Current Status and Future Perspectives: A Narrative Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17: 2690, 2020.
- Iwasaki S, et al. Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 detection in nasopharyngeal swab and saliva [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 4]. J Infect. 2020;S0163-4453(20)30349-2. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2020.05.071.
- Nishizono I, et al. Rapid and sensitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay for measuring tumor markers. Clin Chem, 37: 1639-1644, 1991.
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