SARS-CoV-2 testing: from traditional laboratory detection to an Australian remote point of care testing program

Devasena Gnanashanmugam, Sue Matthews

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    Abstract

    COVID-19 has been a major challenge for the worldwide healthcare system. An integral part of this response has been patient testing to determine a patient’s infection status and implement proper infection control measures. This webinar will discuss rapid molecular testing methods related to SARS-CoV-2 including nucleic acid amplification tests, serological tests, and antigen detection methods, what we have learned and the future of SARS-CoV-2 testing.

    This will be followed by an Australian experience of rolling out and administering a rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) Remote Point of Care Testing Program for remote and rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2020
    EventAntimicrobials Online: Australian Society for Antimicrobials: Cepheid Session - Online, Washington DC, United States
    Duration: 19 Nov 202019 Nov 2020
    http://www.antimicrobialsonline.com

    Conference

    ConferenceAntimicrobials Online: Australian Society for Antimicrobials
    Abbreviated titleAntimicrobials Online
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington DC
    Period19/11/2019/11/20
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • SARS-Cov-2
    • Point of care testing
    • remote Australia
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander
    • COVID-19
    • GeneXpert

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