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Boosting test-efficiency by pooled testing strategies for SARS-CoV-2

@article{Hanel2020BoostingTB,
  title={Boosting test-efficiency by pooled testing strategies for SARS-CoV-2},
  author={Rudolf Hanel and Stefan Thurner},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2020}
}
In the current COVID19 crisis many national healthcare systems are confronted with an acute shortage of tests for confirming SARS-CoV-2 infections. For low overall infection levels in the population, pooling of samples can drastically amplify the testing efficiency. Here we present a formula to estimate the optimal pooling size, the efficiency gain (tested persons per test), and the expected upper bound of missed infections in the pooled testing, all as a function of the populationwide… 

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