A Quick and Dirty Overview of COVID-19 Tests

Sarah K Stricker
Age of Awareness
Published in
4 min readJul 7, 2020

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a man sitting on a stool in front of a healthcare worker wearing full PPE. They are preparing to swab the man’s nose.
Photo by United Nations COVID-19 Response on Unsplash

There’s a lot of talk about the various tests available for COVID-19 and how they can aid us in stopping the spread of the virus. If you’re not a particularly science-y person, figuring out what all these tests do and why they matter might seem daunting. But I’m here to break down each type of testing into plain language and help you understand how they can help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sarah K Stricker
Age of Awareness

Writing about disability, chronic illness, & mental health. MS in health communication from @NUHealthComm. Find my work in Invisible Illness & No End in Sight.