Cancella de Abreu M et al., Time to result advantage of point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing to confirm COVID-19 in emergency department: a retrospective multicenter study, Eur J Emerg Med, 2023

Cancella de Abreu M, Peyrony O, Hermand C, Bompard R, Bouzid D, Eyer X

Eur J Emerg Med 2023 Apr doi:10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000984

First lines

Due to the massive spread of COVID-19, fast and accurate identification of infected patient in the emergency department (ED) is required [1,2]. During the first epidemic wave in France, SARS-CiV-2 was detected by reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) on nasopharyngeal samples [3,4]. Samples were transported from the ED to centralized laboratories …