Researchers Study New, Faster Test to Detect COVID-19 Strains

COVID-19 testing has become a key aspect of each state's plan and response to the pandemic. In Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of running 20,000 diagnostic and 15,000 antibody tests per day. 

To help achieve this goal, researchers such as Mark Osborn, PhD, Assistant Professor in our Department of Pediatrics and his colleagues are working on developing a faster diagnostic test. To read more about this testing initiative and Dr. Osborn's work, follow this link

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