A Nature paper describes a mathematical approach to screening large populations for SARS-CoV-2 infections using small numbers of tests. This method is more suitable for monitoring infections on a large scale.
We are using pooled [saliva] testing to increase throughput in our #asymptomatic surveillance project (an approach that would benefit other settings, e.g. hospital surveillance). And here's how it is being used in low and middle income settings
New paper in Nature proposes an algorithm for pooled testing, to maximize tests at much lower costs. Baffling why this never took off in the US
Interesting Read! A Pooled Testing Strategy for Identifying #SARSCoV2 at Low Prevalence 👉 Striking a balance b/w increasing group size & retaining test sensitivity Link: [Authors Linked Below] #COVID19
A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence | Nature