Implementation and Evaluation of the Clear Dx Platform for Sequencing SARS-CoV-2 Genomes in a Public Health Laboratory

Arunachalam Ramaiah et al. March 28, 2023

Microbiology Spectrum

Ramaiah A., Khubbar M., Scott S., Bauer A., Lentz J., Akinyemi K., Skillman A., Weiner J., Balakrishnan N. & Bhattacharyya S.


In this letter, the City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL) has verified the performance characteristics of the Clear Dx WGS SARS-CoV-2 assay (Clear Labs, San Carlos, CA) for SARS-CoV-2 detection and genomic surveillance. Using real world clinical samples, an overall accuracy of 95.9%, with sensitivity of 94.2% and specificity of 100% was obtained on the Clear Dx platform.

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