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Will COVID-19 be the coming of age for point-of-care testing?

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  • Contributors Both authors have worked together on two of the main topics featured in this manuscript. They conceived and researched the topics relevant to COVID-19 together and contributed equally to the writing and revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding This research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Community Healthcare MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. This paper is part of the work of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Committee for the Value Proposition in Laboratory Medicine.

  • Competing interests CPP has read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declares the following interests: CPP chairs an advisory committee for LumiraDx for which he is remunerated. He has no financial interests in the company. AStJ has read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare that he has no competing interests.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.