By Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH - 9th Jul 2020 - Course previews

Testing for COVID-19 using RT-PCR

COVID-19 is diagnosed using the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). In this video from our COVID Mini: Diagnostics course, you'll take a super deep dive into the RT-PCR process for SARS-CoV-2. You'll learn how it works and how it can go wrong. You'll also learn to watch for a significant value that may help you predict disease progress.

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Clinicians and scientists are scrambling to produce evidence-based studies that will help to guide the identification, testing, and treatment of this horrible disease. In this course, we'll sift through the evidence to show you how to diagnose COVID-19 using laboratory tests and CT scans, and outline the benefits and limitations of each.

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