Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: The tale of one virus and two testing methods

When a new virus emerges that infects and sickens humans, the wheels of innovation start turning quickly in the world of health care and biomedical research. Teams versed in different aspects of laboratory medicine work together ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus test kits pour off South Korean production line

Every few seconds, a batch of white plastic cases shoots along a conveyor belt in a South Korean factory –- coronavirus test kits destined for export around the world as the global pandemic sends demand soaring.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany says widespread testing keeping virus deaths low

Germany is testing up to 500,000 people a week for the new coronavirus, a virologist said Thursday, adding that early detection has been key in keeping the country's death rate relatively low.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The other pandemic: world urged to learn TB lessons

With the death toll soaring past 300,000 this year and a quarter of humanity now infected, the pandemic shows no signs of abating as it spreads invisibly throughout vulnerable communities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Case series indicates COVID-19 not transmitted in utero

(HealthDay)—Four infants born to pregnant women who tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) were healthy at birth and had no serious clinical symptoms, according to a case series study published online March 16 ...

Medical research

Researchers prepare COVID-19 diagnostic for human testing

As more Covid-19 cases appear in the United States and around the world, the need for fast, easy-to-use diagnostic tests is becoming ever more pressing. A startup company spun out from MIT is now working on a paper-based ...

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Diagnostic test

A diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. For example:

A drug test can be a specific medical test to acertain the presence of a certain drug in the body (for example, in drug addicts).

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