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Laboratory Training for COVID-19 Molecular Testing

FIND and African Society for Laboratory Medicine via FutureLearn


Understand the components of COVID-19 testing in the laboratory

With the world reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, testing capacity has emerged as a major issue. Adequate testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 is crucial to halting the outbreak.

On this course, you’ll learn how to plan for and establish COVID-19 testing in your laboratory and ensure results are accurate, timely and impact on patient care and public health decisions.

Using practical exercises, you’ll learn how to perform site readiness assessment, and how to interpret testing data. When combined with practical on-site training on test procedures for specific tests, you’ll come away with the skills needed to ensure quality COVID-19 test results in your setting.

This course is designed for professionals involved in the testing and diagnosis of COVID-19, with a focus on low- and middle-income settings.

This may include Ministry of Health officials, laboratory managers, laboratory technologists and technicians, clinicians, programme managers, implementing partners, and others involved in laboratory testing for COVID-19.

Taught by

Heidi Albert

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