Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Upper Respiratory Swap Samples by Pooling Method

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TOK Y., KUŞKUCU M. A., Erdem H., SARİBAL D., Yilmaz S. S., NOHUT O. K., ...More

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.39, no.1, pp.48-54, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2021.21135
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-54
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: Widespread and effective use of molecular diagnostic tests is indispensable for protecting public health and containing the severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. More than 1 year into the pandemic, as resources have reached a point of depiction, grouping samples in pools of certain sizes appears to be a reasonable method to reduce both the costs and the processing time without necessitating additional training, equipment, or materials.