Roche COVID-19 Blog: News and Stories from the Frontlines

As part of the global response to COVID-19, the diagnostics industry has come together in an unprecedented effort to provide critically needed tests for the disease. The pandemic has also brought more public awareness to the critical role of reliable diagnostics to understand and combat COVID-19 and other diseases. We created this blog to share news and stories from the frontline of the pandemic and share points of view that we hope will contribute to the public dialogue around COVID-19 testing.

May 21, 2020
Understanding a Test's Specificity
See how a small change in specificity can have a significant impact in the number of individuals diagnosed correctly.
 
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May 19, 2020
Inside Roche Diagnostics Approach to Antibody Testing
Laura Parnas, PhD, Senior Scientific Affairs Manager for Roche Diagnostics, answers some critical questions about the new Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV2 Assay.
 
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May 15, 2020
Setting the Record Straight on COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Our Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Alan Wright talks all things immunology and how #SARSCoV2 antibody testing works.
 
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May 13, 2020
The journey of an antibody test
Learn how antibody tests help to detect those already infected with SARS-CoV-2.
 
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May 1, 2020
What is PCR and why is it the “gold standard” in molecular diagnostics?
PCR is an easy way to create unlimited copies of DNA from one original strand in order to recreate enough DNA for multiple testing uses.
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April 27, 2020
COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Helping Inform the “New Normal”
In the fight against COVID-19, the road toward our “new normal” will be informed by antibody testing. Find out how.
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April 22, 2020
The importance of the Global Supply Chain for COVID-19 Diagnostics
Learn about the critical importance of the global supply chain in fighting the battle against coronavirus.
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April 20, 2020
COVID-19 testing: What you need to know about test accuracy
There has been a lot of discussion around the accuracy of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Get the facts.
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