Research articles and documents

This page holds relevant research articles and documents which may be useful for laboratory staff members. This page will be reviewed daily and updated regularly.


The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 (Nature Medicine, 17 March 2020)

Clinical and biochemical indexes from 2019-nCoV infected patients linked to viral loads and lung injury (Science China, March 2020)

Covid-19 and the Digestive System (JGHF, 25 March 2020)

New blood tests for antibodies could show true scale of coronavirus pandemic (Science, 19 March 2020)

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens (JAMA, 11 March 2020)

Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study (The Lancet, 11 March 2020)

Procalcitonin in patients with severe coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19): a meta-analysis. (Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 505, June 2020. Available online 4 March 2020)

Hematologic parameters in patients with COVID-19 infection (American Journal of Hematology, 4 March 2020)

Coronavirus disinfection in histopathology (1 March 2020)

Laboratory abnormalities in patients with COVID-2019 infection (Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, March 2020)

Enteric involvement of coronaviruses: is faecal–oral transmission of SARS-CoV-2 possible? (The Lancet, 19 February)

The risk of transmission of a viral haemorrhagic fever infection in a United Kingdom laboratoryPLOS, Neglected Tropical Diseases, 18 May 2017



Considerations related to the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 (ECDC, March 2020)

Evaluation of Coronavirus Typing (8-well) assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19),
AusDiagnostics (NIS laboratories, Public Health England, Colindale)

COVID-19 (SARS-2) diagnostics at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Microbiology Department, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital)