COVID-19 Solutions

COVID-19 has exposed the critical impact of fast and actional diagnostic testing on patient outcomes. Diagnostics allow providers to more efficiently and effectively detect cause of infection and lower wasteful prescriptions that contribute to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Learn how diagnostic solutions and community surveillance capabilities are continuing to advance.

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Dealing With Potential Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Infection

Christopher Bland, PharmD, discusses the primary issues identified with long COVID.

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NY Times: Is It COVID or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out

A recent New York Times article discusses the role of PCR testing on ID management in a COVID-19 world, featuring Mark Miller, MD

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MAD-ID 2021 Annual Meeting

Register for the MAD-ID 2021 Annual Meeting to be held virtually May 20-22

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Surveillance System Tracks COVID Infection Hotspots in Hospitals

Viral genome sequencing offers a realistic possibility to track and identify root-causes of HAI transmissions, including COVID-19

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How mRNA Technology Could Change the World

mRNA’s story likely will not end with COVID-19; its potential stretches far beyond this pandemic

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Establishing a Distribution Network for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

This study reveals how a large health system overcame logistical challenges to deliver monoclonal antibody therapy

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Using Advanced Analytics to Direct Patient Flow in ICUs

Data analytics tools can help hospitals manage patient capacity and flow in intensive care units, particularly during COVID-19 surges

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How a 1960s discovery in Yellowstone made millions of COVID-19 PCR tests possible

The key ingredient in PCR was discovered inside a hardy bacteria 50 years ago

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IDSA Updates Guidance to Support Use of Tocilizumab for COVID-19

On February 22 revised recommendations were published

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CIDRAP Presents, An Imperfect Storm

The battle with COVID-19 continues with a new variant spreading and concerns rising about vaccines

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COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance Are Dual Threats

Download our comprehensive infographic to support your patient education efforts

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Performance Characteristics of Serological Assays

This JCM Accepted Manuscript reveals the clinical performance of VIDAS® SARS-CoV-2 IgM and VIDAS® SARS-CoV-2 IgG

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Emergence of B.1.1.7. Variant of SARS-CoV-2 Demonstrates the Importance of Genomic Surveillance

Whole genome sequencing and surveillance could help intercept current and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2.

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SelectScience: The Role of Syndromic Testing in the Era of COVID-19

Timely, accurate results help inform faster treatment decisions and relieve anxious patients.

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Confronting COVID-19, How BioFire® Mobilized to Develop a Comprehensive Testing Solution

Utah Life Sciences gets a closer look at how reliable diagnostics tests are developed and launched in record time. Wade Stevenson gives tribute to a remarkable team.

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Facilitate the Processing and Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Sequences

Whether or not it is generated by your own sequencing system or downloaded from a public database.

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Syndromic Testing: A Powerful Approach for Simultaneous Pathogen Detection

The traditional diagnosis of a bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection can involve a lot of guesswork.

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Procalcitonin (PCT) in Emergency Department Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Webinar

This on-demand webinar examines the role PCT plays in assessing the host response in ED patients with suspected COVID-19.

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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Stewardship Efforts and Antibiotic Use?

Diagnostics can play a role in stewardship throughout the pandemic by facilitating a quick diagnosis of COVID-19 and identifying if there is also a bacterial co-infection.

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PCT Guidance for COVID-19 Patients With Bacterial Co-Infections

In this 20 minute podcast, listen to top critical care experts discuss using PCT to help clinicians manage positive COVID-19 patients with bacterial co-infections.

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Diagnostic and Management Challenges of Influenza During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this 30 minute podcast, experts discuss how diagnostics can help to differentiate between COVID-19 and influenza, and how they can be used to manage and treat positive patients.