Assessment of the clinical and analytical performance of the Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assay using the VALCOR protocol.

Last updated on 24-1-2024 by Marie Malingreau

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BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of diagnostic testing against curbing the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The urgent need and scale for diagnostic tools resulted in manufacturers of SARS-CoV-2 assays receiving emergency authorization that lacked robust analytical or clinical evaluation. As it is highly likely that testing for SARS-CoV-2 will continue to play a central role in public health, the performance characteristics of assays should be evaluated to ensure reliable diagnostic outcomes are achieved. METHODS: VALCOR or “VALidation of SARS-CORona Virus-2 assays” i…

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