PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test

Dutch translation: PCR-test (polymerasekettingreactie)

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14:56 Apr 24, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical: Health Care, Science (general)
English term or phrase: PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test
Definition from NPR:
A diagnostic test that detects viral particles in blood or bodily fluids. Through a process called PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, small amounts of pathogen DNA are amplified — or copied --- to sufficient levels for detection. Studies of isolated pieces of DNA are nearly impossible without PCR amplification.

Example sentence(s):
  • As ICMR has allowed rapid antibody testing in India, experts believe that it will help the agencies to enhance screening and identifying capabilities. Presently the government uses the PCR tests to detect Covid-19 from samples of throat or nasal swab of people with symptoms. India Today
  • Indonesia to receive 50,000 COVID-19 PCR test kits from South Korea The Jakarta Post
  • Most coronavirus testing discussed by public officials and the media refers to polymerase chain reaction testing, better known as PCR. The RT-PCR machine heats and cools the samples in a process that essentially Xeroxes the DNA, making thousands of copies of any genetic material in the samples. Live Science
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Dutch translation:PCR-test (polymerasekettingreactie)
Definition:
De polymerasekettingreactie (PCR, van polymerase chain reaction), is een manier om uit zeer kleine hoeveelheden DNA (enkele basen) specifiek een of meer gedeeltes te multipliceren (amplificeren) tot er genoeg van is om het te analyseren.
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PCR-test (polymerasekettingreactie)


Definition from Wikipedia:
De polymerasekettingreactie (PCR, van polymerase chain reaction), is een manier om uit zeer kleine hoeveelheden DNA (enkele basen) specifiek een of meer gedeeltes te multipliceren (amplificeren) tot er genoeg van is om het te analyseren.

Example sentence(s):
  • Deze techniek is gebaseerd op polymerasekettingreactie (PCR), een methode waarvoor Kary Mullis in 1993 de Nobelprijs ontving. - Wageningen Universiteit  
  • Na het commercieel beschikbaar komen van het thermostabiele Taq-DNA-polymerase heeft de polymerasekettingreactie in vele moleculair-biologische onderzoekslaboratoria snel invoering gevonden. - Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde  
  • De polymerase-kettingreactie (PCR) is een hoeksteen van de moderne moleculaire biologie. Met PCR slaagt men erin snel een gewenst DNA-fragment dat deel uitmaakt van een complex DNA-mengsel te isoleren en massaal te vermenigvuldigen. - KU Leuven  

Explanation:
In een vorig leven heel vaak zelf gedaan :-)
De Engelse definitie is overigens nogal beperkt, want je kunt PCR ook gebruiken voor het amplificeren van DNA van andere organismen en uit andere bronnen.
Edith van der Have
Netherlands
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Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  Barend van Zadelhoff: of: polymerasekettingreactietest (PCR-test) Ook in: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19-diagnostiek
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  -> Dank je, Barend!

Yes  Erik van Vliet
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  -> Dank je, Erik!
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