We evaluated the performance of Fujirebio Lumipulse G SARS-CoV-2 Ag chemiluminescent immunoassay. A nasopharyngeal swab was collected from 160 subjects and assayed simultaneously with Fujirebio Lumipulse G SARS-CoV-2 Ag and Altona Diagnostics RealStar SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assays. Using 0.60 pg/mL diagnostic threshold, Fujirebio Lumipulse G SARS-CoV-2 Ag displayed 0.88 area under the curve, 0.88 sensitivity and 0.75 specificity compared to molecular testing. The area under the curve increased to 1.00 after excluding samples with low viral load (i.e., cycle threshold values between 25-37). Thus, this chemiluminescent immunoassay could be used for rapid identification of many subjects with high nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV-2 viral load.
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