Early diagnosis of SARS coronavirus infection by real time RT-PCR.

@article{Poon2003EarlyDO,
  title={Early diagnosis of SARS coronavirus infection by real time RT-PCR.},
  author={Leo L M Poon and Kwok Hung Chan and On Kei Wong and Wing Cheong Yam and Kwok-yung Yuen and Yi Guan and Yuk Ming Dennis Lo and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={233-8}
}
BACKGROUND A novel coronavirus was recently identified as the aetiological agent of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Molecular assays currently available for detection of SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) have low sensitivity during the early stage of the illness. OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate a sensitive diagnostic test for SARS by optimizing the… CONTINUE READING