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Validating Laboratory Testing During a Novel Pandemic

Sep 5, 2020


The landscape for SARS-CoV-2 virus diagnostic testing is rapidly evolving. The greatest challenges are to efficiently analyze and safely introduce testing in your laboratory.

Different laboratory tests are available for SARS-CoV-2 virus detection. Timely and accurate laboratory testing of specimens is an essential element of the response, supporting decisions on infection control strategies and patient management at healthcare facilities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the laboratory's role in validating and testing of novel coronavirus
  2. Review current methodologies available for COVID-19 testing and their limitations, including timely and sequential application of molecular and serological testing
  3. Learn more about best practices and future considerations as the situation evolves


Aaron Han, MD, PhD, FCAP


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