Coronavirus has two main types of tests – “Molecular” and “Serological” – that have been authorized by the FDA. One tests for the presence of the virus, the other for antibodies to tell if you may have been previously infected by COVID-19.

There are over 60 manufacturers providing molecular and serological tests as more testing becomes available from at-home testing to portable/point-of-care test. Knowing what the test reveal and how they work can give public health officials an idea of how to handle the virus spread and containment strategies.

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SciShow: The next wave of COVID test take advantage of some really cool molecular biology. They can be run by hospitals and doctors on-site, and many turn around results in an hour or less! The detail difference in LAMP, CRISPR and Immunoassays test.