Pool Testing The Best Strategy For Nigeria In The Fight Against COVID19

The use of Real-Time Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) in pool testing is not new in molecular diagnostic; but of common use is the individual testing method. Also, there is nothing wrong with the individual testing approach in use by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). I was initially an advocate for individual testing; however, this approach is not feasible for a country like Nigeria with a population of over 200 million people. Again, with the shortfall in supplies of required consumables to run the RT-qPCR,