Rapid Respiratory Panel Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Experience in a Private Tertiary Hospital

  • Steffanie Charlyne Tamayo St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Jose Jasper Andal St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Manuelito Madrid St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0551-6156
  • Evelina Lagamayo St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Raymundo Lo St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6194-430X
  • Daphne Ang St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, diagnostics, film array, RT-PCR

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 643 million individuals worldwide and accounts for close to 64,950 deaths in the Philippines. Due to COVID-19’s clinical overlap with other diseases and non-specific radiologic findings, its diagnosis rests primarily on laboratory methods, including reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and multiplexed molecular platforms for rapid syndromic testing. Compared to RT-PCR which has a turnaround time of 24 to 72 hours, multiplexed molecular platforms can provide alternative diagnoses to COVID-19 in an average of one hour, providing meaningful data that can impact clinical and resource management when handling acute surge of patients with respiratory symptoms.

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Author Biographies

Steffanie Charlyne Tamayo, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Pathology Resident, Institute of Pathology

Jose Jasper Andal, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Institute of Pathology

Manuelito Madrid, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Institute of Pathology

Evelina Lagamayo, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Institute of Pathology

Raymundo Lo, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Institute of Pathology

Daphne Ang, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Institute of Pathology

Published
2023-01-02
How to Cite
Tamayo, S. C., Andal, J. J., Madrid, M., Lagamayo, E., Lo, R., & Ang, D. (2023). Rapid Respiratory Panel Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Experience in a Private Tertiary Hospital. PJP, 7(2), 50-53. https://doi.org/10.21141/10.21141/PJP.2022.18
Section
Brief Communications

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