SARS CoV-2: Rising to the testing challenge in the United States



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Dr. Steven Cagas
Dr. Laura Parnas


Limited SARS-CoV-2 testing and resource availability continues to be a challenge for the lab medicine community. Join Dr. Steven Cagas and Dr. M. Laura Parnas as they provide an overview of the CoV family of viruses, the unique features of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, and the current outbreak epidemiology. Dr. Cagas will explain the current Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) processes and the EUA molecular tests available, while Dr. Parnas will discuss current biomarkers, serological assays, and potential therapies for COVID-19. Both will be reviewing key attributes to the testing, similarities and differences, and clinical relevance.   

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