This article was written by Eric Devlin, Montgomery County Community College. Mr. Devlin also contributed the photos. The photos and text in this article are used with his permission.
Montgomery County Community College Biotechnology Program alumni are among the researchers on the front line against the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve helped develop an antibody that’s used to detect the virus in patient testing samples.
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The numbers of diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 are exploding.* These tests detect either viral RNA or antibodies to virus particles. But, which is best? That, of course, depends on what question is being asked.
To help communicate how the different kinds of tests work, what they ... Read more