CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing

Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.

Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.

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Image of the Day: Viral Transport Rescue
Image of the Day: Viral Transport Rescue
Amy Schleunes | Apr 20, 2020
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is supplying local hospitals and the state with key ingredients needed for COVID-19 testing.
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Amy Schleunes | Apr 10, 2020
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Image of the Day: Defective Cilia
Image of the Day: Defective Cilia
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The machine can be run in doctor’s offices and other point-of-care settings to give rapid results.
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
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Hospitals and commercial companies are testing thousands of patients for COVID-19 daily, but face reagent and supply shortages.
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
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Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Amy Schleunes | Mar 2, 2020
More cases emerge across the country as the global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 3,000.
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020
Some US states are waiting for the CDC to send replacement enzymes necessary for carrying out SARS-CoV-2 assays.
Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the distribution of the 2019-nCoV diagnostic to state health departments and other facilities.