ABSTRACT

Assessment Tool for Laboratories Implementing COVID-19 Virus Testing   [open pdf - 140KB]

From the Background: "This tool has been designed to assess the capacity of laboratories that have implemented or intend to implement testing for SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2], the virus that causes novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The tool is a shortened version of the 2012 Laboratory assessment tool that is widely used to assess national laboratory systems and the capacity of laboratories. The new tool incorporates core sections of the 2012 tool, while adding a section specifically on testing for COVID-19 virus. Overall, the new tool enables rapid identification of strengths and weaknesses of a laboratory to determine the capacity for COVID-19 testing."

Report Number:
WHO reference number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Lab_Assessment_Tool/2020.1
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Date:
2020-04-08
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Copyright:
2020 World Health Organization. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo/]
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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pdf
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