A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese Covid-19 test kit outstrips alternatives in Dutch study

  • Product made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group gets top marks in sensitivity test for gene that affects how the novel coronavirus replicates
  • Increased sensitivity helps to detect infection in people with only mild or no symptoms, head of research team says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE
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