Point-of-care (POC) detection technologies that enable decentralized, rapid, sensitive, low-cost diagnostics of COVID-19 infection are urgently needed around the world. With many technologies approved for commercialization in the past 10 months, the field of COVID-19 POC diagnostics is rapidly evolving. In this Perspective, we analyze the current state of POC technologies for the diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19 infection and discuss future challenges in COVID-19 diagnostics. As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes endemic, the advances gained during this past year will likely also be utilized for future prediction of emerging outbreaks and pandemics.
- severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
- Novel coronavirus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Materials Science(all)