Date of publication: November 20, 2020

Objectives:

  • To determine the approved uses of pooled testing by regulatory agencies in other countries
  • To determine the validation testing requirements of regulatory agencies for pooled testing in other countries
  • To determine the performance standards of pooled testing by regulatory agencies in other countries
  • To determine the accuracy of pooled testing in the diagnosis, screening, and surveillance of COVID-19 as compared to unpooled RT-PCR
  • To synthesize information on implemented testing strategies using pooled testing for diagnosis, screening, and surveillance of COVID-19 in different countries
  • To synthesize information on current position of HTA agencies regarding the use of pooled testing for diagnosis, screening, and surveillance of COVID-19
  • To determine the resource requirements needed to implement pooled testing

Rapid review: https://bit.ly/38ZSi4c

Evidence summary: https://bit.ly/3lIV2X7