JAMA Clinical Reviews
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: PCR Testing and Shortages
Mar 27, 2020 · 31 min
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The lack of availability of COVID-19 testing has interfered with the ability to contain the spread of disease. Omai Garner, PhD, laboratory director for Clinical Microbiology in the UCLA health system, explains how PCR testing for COVID-19 works and why testing is in short supply.

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