COVID-19 Patient Testing Support Tools: Special Report by BioProcess International
At the onset of a global pandemic, large population numbers need to be tested in order to understand the dynamics of the contaminant and learn the nature of the infection cycle. Once established, researchers are better equipped to prepare adequate healthcare measures. The frontline medical professionals working under extreme circumstances need basic but reliable laboratory supplies to help contain the pandemic.
In this special report, discover two solutions for COVID-19 patient testing that comply with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The first part of the report focuses on the benefits of using an ergonomic electronic Picus® pipette to perform reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays. The second describes collection and transportation of clinical specimens containing live SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus using viral transport medium (VTM).