FDA’s performance comparison of nucleic acid-based SARS-CoV-2 assays

5 November 2020

The FDA developed an experiment to precisely compare the performance of the nucleic acid-based SARS-CoV-2 assays which have received EUA authorization and published a comparative performance analysis. This assessment used the FDA SARS-CoV-2 Reference Panel which allowed a consistent determination of the relative sensitivity of these tests and their cross-reactivity with the MERS-CoV virus.