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Evaluation of the Biomeme Franklin Human Performance Factors: Final Report

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Technical Report,01 Apr 2020,30 Apr 2020

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US Army CCDC CBC APG United States

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U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center CCDC CBC scientists completed an evaluation of the human performance factors related to the execution of COVID-19 testing using the SARS-CoV-2 Test Kit including 1 ease of use, 2 workflow development and assessment, and 3 time to results and sample throughput. The assay was found to require a fairly complex laboratory in order to safely process the samples due to the need for a biosafety cabinet to contain any SARS-CoV-2 containing aerosols. The workflow required nearly 3.5 h to complete 7 extractions, set up the seven RT-PCR reactions plus the two control RT-PCR reactions, run the RT-PCR on the Biomeme Franklin thermocycler, and interpret results. Therefore, throughput was estimated at 42 samples per 24 period on a single Franklin thermocycler.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Biochemistry

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