QwikZyme SARS-CoV-2 Clinical Evaluation

Study code

Lead researcher
Professor Molly Stevens

Study type
Samples and data

Institution or company
Imperial College London

Speciality area


The study involves the collection of saliva samples from Cambridge University students and evaluating the samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus using a diagnostic test (developed by the Stevens Group, Imperial College London). The samples will be counter-evaluated using standard qPCR evaluation (through standard Cambridge testing procedure) to determine which samples are SARS-CoV-2 positive/negative and thus evaluate preliminary sensitivity and specificity date of the diagnostic test.