COVID Mini: Diagnostics
Learn how to interpret laboratory test results and CT scans to diagnose cases of COVID-19.
3 CME credits
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.
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.