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High-sensitivity COVID-19 group testing by digital PCR

  title={High-sensitivity COVID-19 group testing by digital PCR},
  author={Alexandra Martin and Alexandre Storto and Barbara Andr{\'e} and Allison C. Mallory and R{\'e}mi Dangla and Beno{\^i}t Visseaux and Olivier Gossner},
  journal={arXiv: Quantitative Methods},
Background: Worldwide demand for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing is increasing as more countries are impacted by COVID-19 and as testing remains central to contain the spread of the disease, both in countries where the disease is emerging and in countries that are past the first wave but exposed to re-emergence. Group testing has been proposed as a solution to expand testing capabilities but sensitivity concerns have limited its impact on the management of the pandemic. Digital PCR (RT-dPCR) has been… 

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