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