Journal of Clinical Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology
United States
Impact factor
4.162 (2009)

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Biomedical technology

Advanced viral diagnostics tool closer to widespread use

Most of today's clinical diagnostic tools are designed to detect the presence of a specific and known pathogen. These targeted assays—like the PCR and antigen tests that have become widely used during the COVID-19 pandemic—meet ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cooperation under pressure: Lessons from the COVID-19 swab crisis

A major crisis that accompanied the rise of the pandemic was lack of availability of the nasopharyngeal swab—necessary for testing for COVID-19, which in turn, was necessary to get a grip on the pandemic. An account of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid antigen testing for COVID-19: Piecing the puzzle together

A new study from Boston Children's Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Health compared one of the latest rapid antigen tests for COVID-19—the Abbott BinaxNOW—with a highly accurate PCR test in a high-volume, ...

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