1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.10.08.21264742: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: This study was reviewed and approved by the Micropathology Ltd Ethics Committee Review Board composed of Professor Sheila Crispin (MA, VetMB, DVA, DVOphthal, DipEVCO, FRCVS), Professor Christopher Dowson (BSc, PhD), Rt Hon Countess of Mar, Most Rev Dr Gordon Mursell (MA, Hon DD) and William NH Taylor (BTech)).
    Consent: No additional consent was necessary.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Software and Algorithms
    SentencesResources
    Statistical analysis: Probit regression (MedCalc) was used to determine the LLoD (with 95% confidence interval) of both methods.
    MedCalc
    suggested: (MedCalc, RRID:SCR_015044)
    The correlation between viral load and LFD result was calculated in Excel by first converting the LFD results into a score of 0-3 reflecting the number of replicates with a positive result.
    Excel
    suggested: None

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: An explicit section about the limitations of the techniques employed in this study was not found. We encourage authors to address study limitations.

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.


    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.


    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.


    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.


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