COVID-19: Diagnostics and Testing

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Overview

Understand the key role diagnostics play in outbreak control

As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare infrastructure and testing capacity have emerged as major issues.

Different countries have implemented different testing strategies, and from the range of diagnostic tests available, some have received authorization for use by national regulatory agencies.

There’s a need for independent evaluation of these tests and guidance on implementing safe and reliable testing.

On this course, you’ll discover the latest recommendations on COVID-19 testing and get up-to-date information on the performance of tests and how best to deploy them.

This course is designed for professionals involved in the testing and diagnosis of COVID-19, with a focus on low- and middle-income settings.

This may include Ministry of Health officials, laboratory managers, laboratory technologists and technicians, clinicians, programme managers, implementing partners and others involved in laboratory testing for COVID-19.

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