Since the outbreak of COVID-19 at the end of 2019 several tests for SARS-CoV-2 detection have been developed and approved. But most of them show several disadvantages:
- Expensive laboratory equipment is needed
- High level technical expertise is required
- Access to reagents is difficult
Due to these reasons, several groups are working on alternative tests for the quick, easy and low cost detection of SARS-CoV-2 with very little equipment needed.