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

Testing for COVID-19 using RT-PCR

COVID-19 is diagnosed using real-time reverse transcriptase 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; learning about how it works, how it can go wrong, and a super important value you should look for that may help you predict disease progress.

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

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