Laboratorian performs testing in a public health laboratory

by Gynene Sullivan, manager, Communications, APHL

With the changes to regulations regarding the development and dissemination of laboratory tests, there have been a myriad of companies who have begun marketing COVID-19 tests to public and private laboratories. While it is important to provide testing wherever and whenever necessary during the pandemic, it is also critical that approved tests are verified by the laboratory that intends to use them. This step is important in assuring that the test and the results are accurate and reliable.

Tests are Performed to a Universal Standard
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