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How reliable is a LAMP test?

Posted June 17, 2022


LAMP tests are highly reliable with a sensitivity of about 79% for diagnosing positive COVID cases. Because the test does not require sequential temperature changes, the test results can be obtained more rapidly. A LampORE test, which combines LAMP with rapid portable DNA sequencing has a higher sensitivity of 99.57%, making it extremely reliable for COVID-19 testing for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic cases. Lamp test can be used for not only detecting covid but also foodborne pathogens. Maybe the question should be more specific. These percentages are for lamp tests detecting covid only. 

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