The interinstitutional group of researchers published the fast SARS-CoV-2 detection protocol based on RNA precipitation and RT-qPCR in nasopharyngeal swab samples
Fruit of the altruistic work of researchers from Basque academic and research organizations
The group of researchers that voluntarily set a task force in response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Basque Country have published the protocol they have developed.
This alternative detection protocol, based on PCR equipment and the use of standard reagents is a solid alternative to commercial kits, which were either not available at the time of the pandemic, or had very limited detection capabilities.
The protocol entitled "Fast SARS-CoV-2 detection protocol based on RNA precipitation and RT-qPCR in nasopharyngeal swab samples" is freely available at Medrxiv.