COVID-19

PCR for coronavirus

  • 1.  PCR for coronavirus

    Posted 03-19-2020 13:58
    Hi does anyone know if a swab for PCR could come back positive for regular coronavirus NL63 but really it is COVID-19?
    thank you
    Wojtek Karolak
    Gdansk Lung Transplant Program

    Virus-free. www.avg.com


  • 2.  RE: PCR for coronavirus

    Posted 03-19-2020 14:44
    Yes we know .
    The routine respiratory virus (that includes the regular coronavirus)  does NOT detect Covid19

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    Microbiologie médicale et infectiologie
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