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Table 4 Evaluation of different nucleic acid extraction methods in regard to their performance and suitability as POC tests(+++ = good; ++ = medium; + = weak)

From: Development of molecular confirmation tools for swift and easy rabies diagnostics

  TRIzol & RNeasy SpeedXtract EZ1 KF Duo
Equipment costs ++ +++ + ++
Equipment size ++ +++ + ++
Reagent costs ++ +++ ++ ++
Set up time + ++ ++ ++
Total processing time + +++ + +++
Flexibility ++ ++ + +++
Robustness + ++ ++ ++
Sensitivity ++ +++ ++ +++
Contamination risk ++ ++ +++ +++