WHO referral laboratories for 2019-nCoV

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Countries that have no testing capacity can send their samples to the WHO appointed 2019-nCoV referral laboratories for testing. National 2019-nCoV laboratories with limited experience are encouraged to send the first five positives and the first ten negative 2019-nCoV samples to their referral labs for confirmation.

ORIGINAL SOURCE: WHO

Molecular assays to diagnose 2019-nCoV

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Several assays that detect the 2019-nCoV have been and are currently under development, both in-house and commercially. Some assays may detect only the novel virus and some may also detect other strains (e.g. SARS-CoV) that are genetically similar.

Some groups shared their protocols which can be accessed below. In some cases, the groups will be willing to send reagents or reagent mixes prepared in their laboratories, with or without associated fees. It is strongly recommended to contact the developer if you need further assistance.

SOURCE LIST: WHO