With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, challenges continually emerge for healthcare facilities. We will discuss the changing epidemiology of Variants of Concern (VoC) and the challenges to the laboratory response to the detection of these variants.
Disclaimer: This recording was first presented at the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference on April 30th, 2021
Describe the emerging epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Outline laboratory approaches to the identification of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Discuss ongoing challenges the laboratory faces in response to
SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Dr. Christopher Lowe MSc, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Professor, UBC Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Medical Microbiologist, Providence Health Care
Dr. Nancy Matic MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Medical Microbiologist, Providence Health Care
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