Video: Can pooling samples speed up testing?

Testing individual samples one-by-one will tell doctors whether or not specific patients may or may not have a disease, but it's inefficient for finding single carriers in larger populations.

In this , CIDD researcher Nita Bharti explains a common method for pooling samples, which can help epidemiologists rapidly process tests from large numbers of potentially infected people.

Credit: Pennsylvania State University

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