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Testing

Testing! Who should be tested? When should people be tested? Why aren’t there enough “tests?” What kind of “test” is needed? What is a “good test?” The answers to these questions (and others related to testing that targets SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19) are not straight forward, and will change as research continues. The April 29, 2020 ACMT Webinar featured a great presentation on some of the science behind generating and validating a “test”, as well as practical issues in adapting techniques to very widespread use by individuals with varied training and experience. The FAQs below should help answer some simple questions and highlight some principles to assist with the more difficult ones.

FAQs - Testing

Last updated: July 2, 2020
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