Diagnostic Strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses
This book provides fundamental information on various techniques for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 including reverse transcriptase (RT) PCR, loop-mediated isothermal amplification, immunodiagnostic tests, and CRISPR-Cas. It reviews various testing kits and detection methodologies that are currently being used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and examines strategies for the post-treatment detection and monitoring of SARS-CoV-2. Further, it assesses the diagnostic potential of several SARS-CoV-2 proteins; and analyzes their structural determinants and immunogenicity.
In turn, the book evaluates the potential of CRISPR-Cas 12-based assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 using RNA extracted from patients. Lastly, it discusses the use of miniaturized biosensors for the detection of other types of coronavirus.