Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia infrequent in blood donors

Nucleic acid testing of donor plasma minipools (MPs) indicates that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNAemia is infrequent, according to a study published online May 27 in Transfusion.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estimating infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2: New study on viral load

What started as the preliminary analysis of routine laboratory data has since evolved into the largest-ever study of viral load levels in patients with SARS-CoV-2. A team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid COVID tests used twice weekly could detect most contagious kids

Last year, the U.S. government purchased 150 million BinaxNOW rapid antigen COVID-19 tests and began distributing them. One of the goals was to safely reopen schools. However, little data was available on how well these tests ...

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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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