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“Science with a Twist” Podcast: How does a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test work?

Hundreds of thousands of people are being tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) around the world and the tests themselves are a crucial starting point in efforts to flatten the spread of the virus. This episode of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Science with a Twist podcast talks with Senior Director of Genetic Sciences, Joshua Tratta who explains how tests are created, how they’re performed and how they’re analyzed.