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What’s the Difference Between COVID-19 Tests?

What’s the Difference Between COVID-19 Tests?

The COVID-19 pandemic, tests, treatments, and outlook, continue to be front and center in the news, along with other urgent issues taking place across the country.

Viral sepsis is the number one complication related to COVID-19, so the need to find a way to detect and manage the infection is urgent.

Testing has evolved, but much work still needs to be done.

At the start of the pandemic, researchers developed swab tests to determine if you had the infection.

As of June 12, 2020, there have been over 23 million tests reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 2,500,000 were positive, which is about 11%. Now, scientists are working on antibody tests.

These determine if you have been exposed to the infection at some time, even if you never had or no longer have symptoms.

June 22, 2020

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