National Center for Infectious Diseases, Whitehead | GenomeWeb

NCID said to Launch PCR Test for SARS Next Week

The National Center for Infectious Diseases next week plans to launch a PCR test to detect the coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, according to the center’s director.

“We’re working very hard right now to ready the recently developed polymerase chain reaction test for detection of the SARS-associated coronavirus, so that we can deploy that in laboratories participating in the Laboratory Response Network,” NCID Director Jim Hughes said in a conference call late last week.

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