Evaluation of pool-based testing approaches to enable population-wide screening for COVID-19

@article{Wolff2020EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of pool-based testing approaches to enable population-wide screening for COVID-19},
  author={T. de Wolff and Dirk Pfl{\"u}ger and Michael F. Rehme and Janin Heuer and M. Bittner},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
Objective Rapid testing is paramount during a pandemic to prevent continued viral spread and excess morbidity and mortality. This study investigates whether testing strategies based on sample pooling can increase the speed and throughput of screening for SARS-CoV-2, especially in resource-limited settings. Methods In a mathematical modelling approach conducted in May 2020, six different testing strategies were simulated based on key input parameters such as infection rate, test characteristics… Expand
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