Nucleocapsid Protein as Early Diagnostic Marker for SARS

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Serum samples from 317 patients with patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) were tested for the nucleocapsid (N) protein of SARS-associated coronavirus, with sensitivities of 94% and 78% for the first 5 days and 6-10 days after onset, respectively. The specificity was 99.9%. N protein can be used as an early diagnostic maker for SARS.

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@inproceedings{Che2004NucleocapsidPA, title={Nucleocapsid Protein as Early Diagnostic Marker for SARS}, author={Xiao-yan Che and Wei Hao and Yadi Wang and B Di and Kai Yin and Yin-Chao Xu and Chang-Sen Feng and Zhuo-yue Wan and Vincent C.C. Cheng and Kwok-yung Yuen}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2004} }