UMass Med News: Rapid tests play a crucial role in curbing COVID-19 infections – especially as people gather for the holidays

UMass Med News: Rapid tests play a crucial role in curbing COVID-19 infections – especially as people gather for the holidays. “Even though COVID-19 testing has become part of most people’s everyday conversation, many people still have questions about the difference between antigen and PCR tests, including when and how to use them. I’m a molecular biologist based at UMass Chan Medical School. Since April 2020, I’ve been part of a team working on a National Institutes of Health-funded program called RADx Tech to help companies develop rapid tests to detect when a person is infected with COVID-19.”

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