Can pooling samples speed up testing? | Ask CIDD

Can pooling samples speed up testing? | Ask CIDD

Testing individual samples one-by-one will tell doctors whether or not specific patients may or may not have a disease, but it's inefficient for finding single carriers in larger populations. In this video, CIDD researcher Nita Bharti explains a common method for pooling samples, which can help epidemiologists rapidly process tests from large numbers of potentially infected people. To see more coronavirus questions answered by experts at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, submit a question of your own, or learn how you can do your part to #flattenthecurve, visit http://askcidd.psu.edu