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A Dutch study showed that test kits made by a Chinese company, BGI Group, have the best sensitivity in the world.

Some quick summary of the study:
- This research is carried out by a team lead by virologist Dr. Adam Meijer from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment under the Dutch Health Ministry.

- Chinese test kits returned an LOD of 4.3 copies per millilitre, South Korean product returned a LOD of 4.8. German and Spanish kits both scored 18, while the Bitish kit fared worst with 23. Lower the better.

- The quality of the test kits are important. But quality of the operator is also important. Some countries (India, for example) complained about the quality of the Chinese test kits. But as the Dutch researcher showed. Done improperly, the accurate rate could go from 96% accurate down to as low as 30%. How the test kits are stored and operated, as well as the quality of the swaps, etc. are also important.

- The American test kits? They can't even meet the minimum quality standard as defined by the Europe.

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Finally, the article:
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/sci...test-kit-outstrips-foreign-alternatives-dutch

5/20/2020 - Chinese Covid-19 test kit outstrips alternatives in Dutch study
· Product made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group gets top marks in sensitivity test for gene that affects how the novel coronavirus replicates

· Increased sensitivity helps to detect infection in people with only mild or no symptoms, head of research team says

· https://www.scmp.com/news/china/sci...test-kit-outstrips-foreign-alternatives-dutch

Stephen Chen in Beijing

Published: 6:00pm, 20 May, 2020

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A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE

A Chinese Covid-19 test kit outperformed equivalent products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain, according to a study by scientists in the Netherlands.

In laboratory tests, the commercially available reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group achieved the lowest limit of detection (LOD) score, suggesting it was more sensitive to the presence of the coronavirus than comparable products.

In scientific testing, an LOD is the lowest quantity of a substance that can be distinguished from a total absence of that substance with almost 100 per cent accuracy. In this case, the researchers were looking at test kits that identify the ORF1ab gene, which affects how the coronavirus replicates and how virulent it is.

The research was carried out by a team from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, an independent agency under the Dutch health ministry, led by virologist Dr Adam Meijer.

The results were published last month on bioRxiv, a preprint website for scientific studies that have not been peer-reviewed.



The test kit outperformed similar products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain. Photo: AP

In the test, the Chinese kit returned an LOD of 4.3 copies (of the gene) per millilitre, followed by the South Korean product with 4.8. The German and Spanish kits both scored 18, while the British kit fared worst of all with 23.

When asked about the significance of the results, Meijer told the South China Morning Post that all of the products were of a suitable quality for mass testing for Covid-19, but the ones with a greater degree of sensitivity would be preferable in certain situations.

“When you expect low viral loads because of the nature of the patients being tested – such as health care workers with mild or no symptoms, or patients during later stages of the infection – it is best to choose a test that has the highest sensitivity,” he said.

However, while products’ sensitivity could be measured in a laboratory, the actual performance of a test kit was affected by many other factors, such as the quality of swab samples, Meijer said.

For instance, while some Chinese nasal and oral swab tests had returned accuracy levels as low as 30 per cent in earlier studies, that was likely a result of the samples not being taken properly. In more typical tests, with larger numbers of patients, the accuracy rate rose to 96 per cent, he said.

Even the in-house test kit developed by the Dutch institute – which had a sensitivity higher than any of the commercial products – was not 100 per cent accurate and returned false negatives for some samples with very low or damaged viral loads. Ensuring samples were properly taken and stored was more important, Meijer said.


Although China is a major supplier of personal protective equipment and testing kits, it has faced criticism in some countries over the quality of its products.

In April, the Indian government cancelled an order for Chinese test kits after accusing them of being defective, while a Czech hygienist said in March that up to 80 per cent of Chinese rapid coronavirus test kits she had looked at were faulty.

Beijing dismissed both allegations

, saying some countries, like India, were not storing or transporting the kits properly, which affected their efficacy.

Meijer said his study did not include any test kits made in the United States as they either did not meet European quality standards or were not available at the time.
 

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Chinese Covid-19 test kit outstrips alternatives in Dutch study
  • Product made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group gets top marks in sensitivity test for gene that affects how the novel coronavirus replicates
  • Increased sensitivity helps to detect infection in people with only mild or no symptoms, head of research team says

Published: 6:00pm, 20 May, 2020

A Chinese Covid-19 test kit outperformed equivalent products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain, according to a study by scientists in the Netherlands.
In laboratory tests, the commercially available reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group achieved the lowest limit of detection (LOD) score, suggesting it was more sensitive to the presence of the coronavirus than comparable products.

In scientific testing, an LOD is the lowest quantity of a substance that can be distinguished from a total absence of that substance with almost 100 per cent accuracy. In this case, the researchers were looking at test kits that identify the ORF1ab gene, which affects how the coronavirus replicates and how virulent it is.

The research was carried out by a team from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, an independent agency under the Dutch health ministry, led by virologist Dr Adam Meijer.

The results were published last month on bioRxiv, a preprint website for scientific studies that have not been peer-reviewed.


The test kit outperformed similar products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain. Photo: AP

In the test, the Chinese kit returned an LOD of 4.3 copies (of the gene) per millilitre, followed by the South Korean product with 4.8. The German and Spanish kits both scored 18, while the British kit fared worst of all with 23.



When asked about the significance of the results, Meijer told the South China Morning Post that all of the products were of a suitable quality for mass testing for Covid-19, but the ones with a greater degree of sensitivity would be preferable in certain situations.

“When you expect low viral loads because of the nature of the patients being tested – such as health care workers with mild or no symptoms, or patients during later stages of the infection – it is best to choose a test that has the highest sensitivity,” he said.

However, while products’ sensitivity could be measured in a laboratory, the actual performance of a test kit was affected by many other factors, such as the quality of swab samples, Meijer said.


For instance, while some Chinese nasal and oral swab tests had returned accuracy levels as low as 30 per cent in earlier studies, that was likely a result of the samples not being taken properly. In more typical tests, with larger numbers of patients, the accuracy rate rose to 96 per cent, he said.

Even the in-house test kit developed by the Dutch institute – which had a sensitivity higher than any of the commercial products – was not 100 per cent accurate and returned false negatives for some samples with very low or damaged viral loads. Ensuring samples were properly taken and stored was more important, Meijer said.

Although China is a major supplier of personal protective equipment and testing kits, it has faced criticism in some countries over the quality of its products.

In April, the Indian government cancelled an order for Chinese test kits after accusing them of being defective, while a Czech hygienist said in March that up to 80 per cent of Chinese rapid coronavirus test kits she had looked at were faulty.

Beijing dismissed both allegations, saying some countries, like India, were not storing or transporting the kits properly, which affected their efficacy.
Meijer said his study did not include any test kits made in the United States as they either did not meet European quality standards or were not available at the time.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/sci...test-kit-outstrips-foreign-alternatives-dutch
 
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This Research from Dutch Scientist and Dutch Health Ministry will make Anti-China clowns in here butthurt so much :rofl:

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They won't believe it even if it's true. China has some of the best test kits but also some shitty ones. The best are reserved for allies and domestic use.
 

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Chinese Covid-19 test kit outstrips alternatives in Dutch study
  • Product made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group gets top marks in sensitivity test for gene that affects how the novel coronavirus replicates
  • Increased sensitivity helps to detect infection in people with only mild or no symptoms, head of research team says

Published: 6:00pm, 20 May, 2020

A Chinese Covid-19 test kit outperformed equivalent products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain, according to a study by scientists in the Netherlands.
In laboratory tests, the commercially available reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group achieved the lowest limit of detection (LOD) score, suggesting it was more sensitive to the presence of the coronavirus than comparable products.

In scientific testing, an LOD is the lowest quantity of a substance that can be distinguished from a total absence of that substance with almost 100 per cent accuracy. In this case, the researchers were looking at test kits that identify the ORF1ab gene, which affects how the coronavirus replicates and how virulent it is.

The research was carried out by a team from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, an independent agency under the Dutch health ministry, led by virologist Dr Adam Meijer.

The results were published last month on bioRxiv, a preprint website for scientific studies that have not been peer-reviewed.


The test kit outperformed similar products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain. Photo: AP

In the test, the Chinese kit returned an LOD of 4.3 copies (of the gene) per millilitre, followed by the South Korean product with 4.8. The German and Spanish kits both scored 18, while the British kit fared worst of all with 23.



When asked about the significance of the results, Meijer told the South China Morning Post that all of the products were of a suitable quality for mass testing for Covid-19, but the ones with a greater degree of sensitivity would be preferable in certain situations.

“When you expect low viral loads because of the nature of the patients being tested – such as health care workers with mild or no symptoms, or patients during later stages of the infection – it is best to choose a test that has the highest sensitivity,” he said.

However, while products’ sensitivity could be measured in a laboratory, the actual performance of a test kit was affected by many other factors, such as the quality of swab samples, Meijer said.


For instance, while some Chinese nasal and oral swab tests had returned accuracy levels as low as 30 per cent in earlier studies, that was likely a result of the samples not being taken properly. In more typical tests, with larger numbers of patients, the accuracy rate rose to 96 per cent, he said.

Even the in-house test kit developed by the Dutch institute – which had a sensitivity higher than any of the commercial products – was not 100 per cent accurate and returned false negatives for some samples with very low or damaged viral loads. Ensuring samples were properly taken and stored was more important, Meijer said.

Although China is a major supplier of personal protective equipment and testing kits, it has faced criticism in some countries over the quality of its products.

In April, the Indian government cancelled an order for Chinese test kits after accusing them of being defective, while a Czech hygienist said in March that up to 80 per cent of Chinese rapid coronavirus test kits she had looked at were faulty.

Beijing dismissed both allegations, saying some countries, like India, were not storing or transporting the kits properly, which affected their efficacy.
Meijer said his study did not include any test kits made in the United States as they either did not meet European quality standards or were not available at the time.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/sci...test-kit-outstrips-foreign-alternatives-dutch
Every coin has two sides. :D
 

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A Dutch study showed that test kits made by a Chinese company, BGI Group, have the best sensitivity in the world.

Some quick summary of the study:
- This research is carried out by a team lead by virologist Dr. Adam Meijer from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment under the Dutch Health Ministry.

- Chinese test kits returned an LOD of 4.3 copies per millilitre, South Korean product returned a LOD of 4.8. German and Spanish kits both scored 18, while the Bitish kit fared worst with 23. Lower the better.

- The quality of the test kits are important. But quality of the operator is also important. Some countries (India, for example) complained about the quality of the Chinese test kits. But as the Dutch researcher showed. Done improperly, the accurate rate could go from 96% accurate down to as low as 30%. How the test kits are stored and operated, as well as the quality of the swaps, etc. are also important.

- The American test kits? They can't even meet the minimum quality standard as defined by the Europe.

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Finally, the article:
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/sci...test-kit-outstrips-foreign-alternatives-dutch

5/20/2020 - Chinese Covid-19 test kit outstrips alternatives in Dutch study
· Product made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group gets top marks in sensitivity test for gene that affects how the novel coronavirus replicates

· Increased sensitivity helps to detect infection in people with only mild or no symptoms, head of research team says

· https://www.scmp.com/news/china/sci...test-kit-outstrips-foreign-alternatives-dutch

Stephen Chen in Beijing

Published: 6:00pm, 20 May, 2020

Why you can trust SCMP

350



A Dutch virologist says many factors affect the efficacy of Covid-19 test kits. Photo: EPA-EFE

A Chinese Covid-19 test kit outperformed equivalent products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain, according to a study by scientists in the Netherlands.

In laboratory tests, the commercially available reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) kit made by Shenzen-based biotech company BGI Group achieved the lowest limit of detection (LOD) score, suggesting it was more sensitive to the presence of the coronavirus than comparable products.

In scientific testing, an LOD is the lowest quantity of a substance that can be distinguished from a total absence of that substance with almost 100 per cent accuracy. In this case, the researchers were looking at test kits that identify the ORF1ab gene, which affects how the coronavirus replicates and how virulent it is.

The research was carried out by a team from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, an independent agency under the Dutch health ministry, led by virologist Dr Adam Meijer.

The results were published last month on bioRxiv, a preprint website for scientific studies that have not been peer-reviewed.



The test kit outperformed similar products made in South Korea, Germany, Spain and Britain. Photo: AP

In the test, the Chinese kit returned an LOD of 4.3 copies (of the gene) per millilitre, followed by the South Korean product with 4.8. The German and Spanish kits both scored 18, while the British kit fared worst of all with 23.

When asked about the significance of the results, Meijer told the South China Morning Post that all of the products were of a suitable quality for mass testing for Covid-19, but the ones with a greater degree of sensitivity would be preferable in certain situations.

“When you expect low viral loads because of the nature of the patients being tested – such as health care workers with mild or no symptoms, or patients during later stages of the infection – it is best to choose a test that has the highest sensitivity,” he said.

However, while products’ sensitivity could be measured in a laboratory, the actual performance of a test kit was affected by many other factors, such as the quality of swab samples, Meijer said.

For instance, while some Chinese nasal and oral swab tests had returned accuracy levels as low as 30 per cent in earlier studies, that was likely a result of the samples not being taken properly. In more typical tests, with larger numbers of patients, the accuracy rate rose to 96 per cent, he said.

Even the in-house test kit developed by the Dutch institute – which had a sensitivity higher than any of the commercial products – was not 100 per cent accurate and returned false negatives for some samples with very low or damaged viral loads. Ensuring samples were properly taken and stored was more important, Meijer said.


Although China is a major supplier of personal protective equipment and testing kits, it has faced criticism in some countries over the quality of its products.

In April, the Indian government cancelled an order for Chinese test kits after accusing them of being defective, while a Czech hygienist said in March that up to 80 per cent of Chinese rapid coronavirus test kits she had looked at were faulty.

Beijing dismissed both allegations

, saying some countries, like India, were not storing or transporting the kits properly, which affected their efficacy.

Meijer said his study did not include any test kits made in the United States as they either did not meet European quality standards or were not available at the time.
This shows the strength of China in Science and Technology.
No China Haters coming to your China positive thread so far.
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They won't believe it even if it's true. China has some of the best test kits but also some shitty ones. The best are reserved for allies and domestic use.
China already give those goverments the list of reccomended suppliers who already fulfill National Chinese Standard issued by Government, like this Shenzhen Biotech BGI Group.
But some of them choose to buy from random unknown supplier, so they can get those products with much cheaper price.
And after found the products below standard, they blame that to the Chinese side.

Pathetic

Some of cases also because the customer fault, don't follow the instructions right and don't store or transport the products properly like those handled by Low skilled indians.

Every coin has two sides. :D
 

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They won't believe it even if it's true. China has some of the best test kits but also some shitty ones. The best are reserved for allies and domestic use.
But u still.dont have vaccine while corona virus already got new mutation, making CN suffering the second wave attack :cool:
 

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But u still.dont have vaccine while corona virus already got new mutation, making CN suffering the second wave attack :cool:
you are back after another monthly banned and apparently you didn't learned anything once again.
 

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Well by common sense, if there is a second wave in China, shouldn't there be one in Vietnam too?
Low IQ people tend to have narrow minded perspective.
He doesn't realize, we are humanity is connected between each other
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Thats why Chinese send help to many countries, even to unfriendly countries.
Because they have Broader minded perspective, not like our little viet friend in here :D
 
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Well by common sense, if there is a second wave in China, shouldn't there be one in Vietnam too?
No, cos we have much better immunity system than Han race. Thats why zero VNese die till now :cool:

you are back after another monthly banned and apparently you didn't learned anything once again.
Wow, so no vaccine in CN till now bcs of me ??:lol:

Low IQ people tend to have narrow minded perspective.
He doesn't realize, we are humanity is connected between each other
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Thats why Chinese send help to many countries, even to unfriendly countries.
Because they have Broader minded perspective, not like our little viet friend in here :D
We dont have usless immunity system like u guys, thats why thousands Cnese died while VNese is Zero :cool:
 

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