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The value of diagnostics in managing COVID-19

Widespread, reliable testing can help the world chart a course back to normal life

Published 26 March 2021

In every country affected by the pandemic, experts have come to recognise one indisputable fact: accurate and broad testing is critical to containing and controlling this global health threat.


 

What is the role of diagnostic tests in managing the Covid-19 pandemic?

High-quality testing is an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Decide on treatment of individuals

Decide on treatment of individuals

Population health management - testing strategies

Population health management -
testing strategies

Research treatments and vaccines

Research treatments and vaccines



 

Why do we need a broad variety and widespread availability of tests related to SARS-CoV-2?

There's a growing variety and availability of tests related to SARS-CoV-2. Choosing the appropriate test depends on three factors. learn more

Scientific image of SARS-CoV-2, colloquially called “coronavirus

In some countries, tests are available that people can do at home themselves. Watch this video to learn more about home tests.

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