COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium
COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium releases a guide to addressing the complexities of this pandemic. The COVID-19 Testing Industry Consortium brings together a diverse group of companies with synergistic areas of expertise, including precision medicine, diagnostics, occupational health, pharmaceuticals and clinical testing laboratories, to help provide clarity and potential solutions to COVID-19 testing challenges.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to drive unprecedented and increasing demand for diagnostic testing. The coming months are shaping up to be potentially challenging to the Health Care System as the desire to sustain reopened schools1 and businesses collides with the respiratory virus and influenza season alongside a potential resurgence in COVID-19 cases. While testing is a critical component involved in minimizing transmission, it’s not the only factor; other public health initiatives are critical including social distancing, masking, etc., which can, and have, had a dramatic impact on the spread of disease. And yet, as we learn about asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic patients’ ability to infect2 and the potential for long-term deleterious effects of this disease3, it remains evident that there is a need for more frequent and accessible screening for asymptomatic individuals and testing for diagnostic purposes to prevent transmission and manage the disease.”
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