Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 rapid tests: How good are they?

The COVID-19 pandemic marked the first time in the history of pandemics where self-testing was used as an essential component of a widespread public infection control and prevention strategy. Nearly four years into the pandemic, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency department plays key role in evaluating COVID-19 tests

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans likely share the experience of anxiously awaiting the results of a COVID test, whether a lab-based PCR test administered at a hospital, a "point-of-care" rapid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Compendium on rapid tests for COVID-19 offers insights

A clinical practice article in the New England Journal of Medicine distills available data and clinical experience into a compendium about rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The appendix ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop more reliable rapid tests for COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed two rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 that are nearly as accurate as the gold-standard test currently used in laboratories. Unlike the ...

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