Testing for COVID-19—Myth-Busting the News
An ECRI lab webcast
View a recording of our April 22, 2020, live-streamed lab webcast. This video features answers to these key questions.
- What are the different types of COVID-19 tests, and are they always accurate?
- How might some tests actually cause harm to society?
- What guiding principles can help us move forward in this time of crisis?
The presentation concludes with an informative Q&A session based on questions from hospitals around the globe.
- Dr. Andrew Furman, Executive Director, Clinical Excellence, ECRI
- Jonathan R. Treadwell, PhD, Co-Director, Evidence-based Practice Center, ECRI
- Savvas Pavlides, PhD, Scientific Quality Manager, Technology Assessment, ECRI
- Jason Launders, Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Lab webcast recording
ECRI is here to help
Our interdisciplinary staff is here to help you address your most challenging issues in your response to COVID-19. We have compiled free resources in the ECRI COVID-19 Resource Center. Please contact us for assistance and to learn more.
ECRI position statement
Prudent use of SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing: Avoiding false assumptions: ECRI recommends using a cautious approach and avoiding over-interpreting what these tests can show and how to apply information obtained from these tests.
List of SARS-CoV-2 test kits
ECRI has researched the SARS-CoV-2 Test Kits to compare feature functionality and availability.
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