Testing Technology Trends

Information for navigating COVID-19 with testing.

Given the unparalleled threats and uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, sharing information is more important than ever. Here you’ll gain insights, knowledge and strategies to help you navigate the challenges, improve decision-making and take control of your workplace and your life.

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The COVID pandemic: Testing and disparities

People of color are up to 9 times more likely to get COVID-19 and, if they do, they’re more likely to be hospitalized, too.

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School system leadership in an almost impossible era

As head of the classes, school Superintendent Manuel Valenzuela shares challenges of keeping kids learning and safe through COVID-19, as well as some lessons learned through the pandemic.

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Dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace: Planning for employee safety and outbreak prevention

The work-from-home option simply doesn’t work for all employees. How can organizations with people on-site keep everybody safe from COVID-19? Testing is the answer. This blog provides tools to help employers implement workplace testing programs.

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The Future of Testing for COVID Immunity

Testing and breakthroughs: The Delta variant of COVID-19 is a new beast to battle, and breakthrough transmission raises questions on testing approaches. This blog covers factors for researchers to consider.

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Interpretation of SARS-CoV-2 Immune Response Tests

T-cell tests 101: Learn what affects T-cell-based tests, how these diagnostic tools can be used and when immune response tests should be used.

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Viral load and Ct values – How do we use quantitative PCR quantitatively?

Viral load impacts disease severity, and most COVID-19 testing identifies it, but this data rarely gets reported. This blog explains why and looks at some challenges in sharing viral load test results with clinicians and epidemiologists.

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COVID-19 testing: Going to the dogs?

You may not be feeling sick as a dog, but if you’ve been infected with COVID-19, there’s a good chance a dog would sniff it out.

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SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics: A moving target

Variants, vaccination and testing: Factor all three into COVID-19 diagnostics, and things get complicated. Variants have the potential to impact the accuracy of some tests, while vaccination raises the possibility of false positives.

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All eyes on Israel and Brazil

Which COVID-19 strains are most worrisome? Can they re-infect people who’ve already recovered from one bout of the virus? Do mutations threaten to derail our testing strategies, treatment protocols and vaccine effectiveness?

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How worried should we be about newly emerging strains of SARS CoV2?

Will our efforts to gain COVID-19 herd immunity crack under the new virus strains? Here is a look at the most threatening strains that have developed so far and answers to your questions on how they’ll impact testing accuracy, mortality rates, vaccine effectiveness and more.