PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test

German translation: PCR (Polymerase-Kettenreaktion)-Test

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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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German translation:PCR (Polymerase-Kettenreaktion)-Test
Definition:
Verwendung der Polymerase-Kettenreaktion, um zu überprüfen, ob bestimmte DNA-Sequenzen vorhanden sind.

Dies wird gerne eingesetzt für Vaterschaftstests und den Nachweis bestimmter genetischer Erkrankungen oder Virusinfektionen
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Verwendung der Polymerase-Kettenreaktion, um zu überprüfen, ob bestimmte DNA-Sequenzen vorhanden sind.

Dies wird gerne eingesetzt für Vaterschaftstests und den Nachweis bestimmter genetischer Erkrankungen oder Virusinfektionen

Example sentence(s):
  • Die angewandten PCR-Tests seien zu 30 bis 50 Prozent falsch positiv. Das behaupten in Youtube-Videos unter anderem Internist Claus Köhnlein (860.000 Aufrufe), Onkologe Heiko Schöning (238.000 Aufrufe) und Heilpraktiker Andreas Schlecht (54.000 Aufrufe). - CORRECTIV  
  • Diese sind jedoch so aufwendig, dass sie nicht für die Gesamtbevölkerung durchgeführt werden können. Bislang können Antigen- und Antikörper-Schnelltests den verlässlichen PCR-Test nicht ersetzen. - BR24  
  • Eine Lösung des Problems hat der PCR-Test ("Polymerase Chain Reaction") gebracht. Hilfreich bei seiner Entwicklung ist vor allem die Wissenschaft der Gentechnik, auf deren Grundlage der PCR-Test beruht: Jedes Lebewesen trägt seinen "Bauplan" und seine "Betriebsanleitung" ständig bei sich. - Rotes Kreuz  

Explanation:
Synonym werden gerne auch die Begriffe PCR-Untersuchung oder PCR-Nachweis verwendet
Isabella Hansmann
Spain
Local time: 05:33
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 40

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