Stanford Medicine’s early development of testing for COVID-19 infection and antibodies helped guide government responses and stem local spread of the virus.

By Krista Conger

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Early on the morning of March 3, I got a call from my editor: “It sounds like Stanford is about to launch its own COVID-19 test. We need a story.”

I spent frantic hours gathering more details and interviewing infectious disease specialist Benjamin Pinsky, MD, PhD, about the research coming out of his lab.

The next day, Stanford Medicine became one of the first academic medical centers in the country to offer a test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

I described it in a breaking news article and in more detail in my latest story for Stanford Medicine magazine. …

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