Lu, X., Whitaker, B., Sakthivel, S.K. et al. (2014). Real-time Reverse Transcription-PCR Assay Panel for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 52(1):67-75.
This article describes an assay kit that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 for the detection of MERS-CoV. The authors discuss the accuracy of the assay, as well as selection of samples for testing, timing of collection after disease onset, and collection methods.