Streamlined diagnostic approach to COVID-19 can avoid potential testing logjam

Streamlined diagnostic approach to COVID-19 can avoid potential testing logjam
Following years of work developing diagnostics for infectious diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, chikungunya and zika, Nicholas Adams and Mindy Leelawong, both research assistant professors in the biomedical engineering laboratory headed by Rick Haselton, have developed a streamlined diagnostic approach for COVID-19 that renders RNA extraction—a bottleneck in the diagnostic process—unnecessary.