45-minute webcast with dedicated Q&A session.
Presented by Rodney W. Forsman, Asst. Professor Emeritus, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic
Safe and reliable COVID-19 testing strategies can be challenging for organizations to develop and implement. Many companies rely on temperature screening for employees and customers, but this approach has limited effectiveness.
Some states presume that essential workers who contract COVID-19 did so at work, creating implications for workers compensation insurance. This creates additional pressure on those companies to have effective screening strategies.
The validity of a given test depends on sensitivity and specificity, as well as when it was conducted. There have been shortages of necessary supplies, and results may take days to report. Pool testing, recently approved by the FDA, offers a more efficient approach but is poorly understood by the public at large.
Topo.ai is pleased to present this COVID-19 testing primer. Rod will explain the difference between tests, how to evaluate their utility, describe the significance of pool testing, and address questions from the audience.