Frequently asked questions on COVID-19 testing at laboratories
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Frequently asked questions on COVID-19 testing at laboratories

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    1. Where do public health laboratories get access to testing kits to detect the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? -- 2. What is the CDC’s International Reagent Resource (IRR)? -- 3. What reagents do public health laboratories need to perform testing to detect the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? -- 4. How do clinicians get access to COVID-19 testing? -- 5. Where can additional information about laboratory testing guidance from CDC be found? -- 6. Where do clinical and commercial laboratories get access to testing supplies to detect the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? -- 7. Where do test developers get the genomic RNA needed to validate test performance for FDA? -- If a kit to detect the virus (SAR-CoV-2) is needed, then contact IRR as indicated in FAQ#1 above. -- 8. What is the NIH’s BEI Resources Repository?
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