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January 20, 2022

What Are Some Symptoms of the New Omicron Variant of COVID-19?

The new COVID variant, Omicron, has caused a wave of infections, accounting for nearly 99% of all active cases in the United States. Since Omicron is more transmissible

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January 18, 2022

Is Omicron Dangerous?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, each day seems to bring a new batch of confusing terminology and conflicting information. Covid variants pop up and disappear or stick around

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January 13, 2022

How Long Do COVID Antibodies Last?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, our knowledge about the virus and how to stop it has also evolved. Initially, all we knew were diagnostic tests and masking.

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January 11, 2022

What Does PCR Test Stand For?

If you have gone through COVID-19 testing, especially early in the pandemic, you may have received a PCR test. You also probably got tested without much insight into

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January 6, 2022

What Does a Positive COVID-19 Test Result Mean?

Throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic, testing has been an integral piece of the puzzle. With new variants arising, cases still high, and vaccination rates lower than necessary to

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January 4, 2022

Are You Immune to the Coronavirus Disease after Recovering from It?

Even with COVID-19 testing becoming more accurate, and choosing to get one of the vaccines, there is still a chance you could become infected with the virus after

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December 30, 2021

Does the Covid19 Test Hurt?

COVID 19 testing is becoming more important as new variants like Omicron start to enter the United States. There are still concerns about testing and vaccines that keep

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December 28, 2021

When is the COVID19 Test Most Accurate?

COVID-19 testing, like the COVID-19 virus itself, has been evolving since March of 2020. Laboratories and their respective teams have been working to stave off the virus with

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December 23, 2021

Which Type of COVID19 Test is More Reliable?

Ever since the FDA began granting more emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 testing, it has been more difficult to decide what type of test to get. In

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December 21, 2021

What is the Difference Between a COVID-19 Swab Test and an Antibody Test?

Even as we approach the two year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing remains one of the most powerful tools in the fight to stop the virus’s spread.

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December 16, 2021

How Accurate Is the Rapid Covid Test?

With the world opening up more each month, the demand for getting a quick response to your Covid-19 testing is higher than ever before. Getting a test quickly

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December 15, 2021

Are Covid symptoms different with Delta?

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has driven a new wave of infections, causing 80-87% of all cases in the United States in the last two weeks of July

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December 14, 2021

How Should You Swab for a COVID19 Test?

The appropriate procedure to swab for COVID-19 testing depends on the type of sample being collected. There are two main types of COVID-19 test swabs, soft polyester, and

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December 9, 2021

What to Do if You Have a Positive COVID Test

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon - the number of new COVID-19 cases remains high, while hospitals are under siege with

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December 7, 2021

What is the Lambda Variant?

As more Americans become vaccinated every day, we are beginning to see a return to some sense of normalcy. Since vaccines began to roll out on December 14,

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December 2, 2021

Does the Covid Vaccine Protect Against New Variants?

It may seem like we are still learning something new about COVID-19 every day. In many ways, we are. Even though there is still so much to learn 

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November 30, 2021

Are the Vaccinated Getting Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant is currently the dominant of all the Covid variants and COVID-19 testing becomes more common, we at BioCollections understand the necessity for up-to-date and

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November 9, 2021

Is It Possible to Get Reinfected with Covid19?

Yes, it is possible to get reinfected with COVID-19. This is especially true for unvaccinated individuals who have already had COVID-19. Research by the CDC found that unvaccinated

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November 4, 2021

How Long Does It Take to Get a Negative Covid Test After Testing Positive?

COVID-19 testing is a hot topic around the world right now. With all the different testing options and locations available, it’s no surprise that testing is consistently cited

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November 2, 2021

Where Can I Get A COVID19 Test?

It might feel like the COVID-19 pandemic has been a whirlwind of information, progress, and setbacks. Even as COVID-19 vaccination becomes increasingly prevalent, COVID-19 testing remains an integral

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October 28, 2021

How long to quarantine after a positive COVID test?

With more information coming out from testing about COVID-19, it can become confusing for your course of action if believe you have had exposure to COVID-19 or your

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October 26, 2021

How Do Rapid Covid Tests Work?

For many, the past year-plus has been a stressful time. Our lives have been largely disrupted, and it can feel like we’re still adjusting to some “new normal.”

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October 21, 2021

Have saliva tests been approved by the FDA as a sample for the coronavirus disease testing?

With the many kinds of COVID-19 testing today, the most comfortable and easiest-to-perform test is the NAAT test that takes samples from your saliva.  But before scheduling a

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October 19, 2021

How is an Antigen Test Done?

Getting tested for COVID-19 is a process that no one wants to go through, although it is unfortunately a reality that many people need to get tested on

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October 13, 2021

What does a negative Covid19 antigen test result mean in asymptomatic persons?

With the many COVID-19 variants circling the globe today, many individuals flock to testing sites to be tested. Over 3 million COVID-19 tests were taken in the United

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October 5, 2021

Can COVID-19 Antigen Tests Be False Positive?

A COVID-19 antigen test, also known as a rapid test, can be false positive. In fact, the rapid test false positive rate is one of the reasons many

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September 28, 2021

COVID-19 Antigen Testing for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic People

Despite significant and positive progress, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Therefore, implementing and distributing accurate and timely testing remains imperative when it comes to stopping the

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September 21, 2021

What Are Covid19 Antigen Tests?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all had to learn a lot of new vocabulary and terms. Antigen tests are one of the tools that healthcare

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September 16, 2021

COVID-19 Antigen Testing for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic People

Despite significant and positive progress, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Therefore, implementing and distributing accurate and timely testing remains imperative when it comes to stopping the

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September 14, 2021

How accurate is an antigen test?

As of March 7, 2021 over 3 million COVID-19 tests were taken in the United States alone, and that number is likely even higher today. With the virus’s

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September 9, 2021

How Long Does it Take to Get Results for COVID19 Antigen Tests?

You’ve probably heard a lot about COVID-19 testing since the start of 2020, including the fact that there are two different kinds of diagnostic tests to determine if

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September 7, 2021

Covid-19 Antigen Tests

Over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve learned a lot—and we continue to learn more about this unique virus and how it spreads. Among other points, we’ve

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September 1, 2021

COVID Variants

For well over the past year, our lives have been disrupted. It’s been a scary time, and a time of adjustment. It’s also been a time of learning,

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August 24, 2021

How Is the New Mutation of Covid19 Different From the Original Strain?

While Americans spent several months cautiously optimistic that the worst of the pandemic had passed, a new strain of coronavirus has emerged, causing experts to re-assess where we

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August 19, 2021

Is There Another Variant of COVID?

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is currently making North American headlines as it drives a spike in cases. But in the realm of COVID variants, Delta is actually

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August 17, 2021

Are Covid Symptoms Different With Delta?

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has driven a new wave of infections, causing 80-87% of all cases in the United States in the last two weeks of July

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August 12, 2021

What Does the CDC Say about the Delta Variant?

Viruses are constantly changing through mutation, which leads to new variants of viruses appearing. While some variants persist and spread, others mutate and dissipate rather quickly. In the

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August 10, 2021

What’s Different About the Delta Variant?

Health officials around the world are adjusting their plans for combating the coronavirus pandemic in light of the more infectious Delta variant, including concerns that even vaccinated people

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July 26, 2021

What are the Types of COVID-19 Tests?

Testing for COVID19 is extremely important for fighting the spread of the virus. Whereas we typically attribute fighting COVID with vaccines, much of the work globally is done

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July 26, 2021

Are There Any At-Home Tests for COVID?

As COVID cases decline, mask mandates end, and the vaccine becomes more widely available beyond at-risk groups, COVID-19 testing gets less attention as a critical health tool. But

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July 26, 2021

Is there a Diagnostic Test for COVID?

Though people across the world are receiving vaccines to prevent infection of the coronavirus, different types of COVID tests remain a critical, necessary part of the COVID narrative.

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July 26, 2021

What is the Difference Between the Types of Tests Available for COVID-19?

Testing for COVID-19 remains one of the most important strategies for preventing outbreaks and the spread of such a pervasive, volatile virus. It’s how we identify those who

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July 26, 2021

What Is the Most Accurate Test for COVID-19?

Accessible, accurate COVID-19 testing remains one of the most important tools for reducing the spread of the virus and learning more about potential variants. While multiple types of

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July 26, 2021

What is the difference between pcr nasal swab and covid19 antigen test?

During a pandemic, the most crucial component to understanding and controlling the spread of a virus is by having accessible, accurate testing. For COVID-19, there are two common

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July 26, 2021

What is the PCR COVID test?

Access to effective testing has become an integral part of isolating and limiting the spread of COVID-19. Many people have already taken COVID-19 PCR tests, whether it was

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July 26, 2021

How Accurate Are COVID-19 PCR Tests?

Testing for COVID-19 has changed a lot within a relatively short amount of time. You might recall a time when testing required long waits in your vehicle, several

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July 26, 2021

How is the COVID19 Rapid Test PCR Done?

Rapid COVID tests have been crucial for providing quick, affordable testing to be implemented on a large scale. Before rapid tests were available, testing required long waits both

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July 26, 2021

How long after infection can I get a COVID-19 antibody test?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the term ‘antibodies’ became a little more common, but what does it mean, exactly? The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) describes antibodies as

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July 26, 2021

Are COVID-19 Antibody Blood Tests Considered Accurate?

Accurate information surrounding COVID-19 testing builds trust with the public so they understand how and why certain tests are being conducted—whether those are rapid tests conducted at home

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July 26, 2021

Can I Go to Work If I Received a Positive COVID19 Antibody Test Result?

There’s been a lot of speculation about what a positive antibody test might mean for COVID-19 and those who may have been previously infected. Does the presence of

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July 26, 2021

Can you have COVID-19 and still test negative for an antibody test?

COVID-19 antibody tests look for proteins in your body that your immune system has produced to fight an infection from SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19. If you receive a negative

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July 26, 2021

What is the COVID-19 Antibody Test For?

The COVID-19 antibody test identifies y-shaped proteins that target invading molecules when someone is infected with coronavirus, effectively neutralizing them. So when these antibodies are present in our

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July 26, 2021

Are there any blood tests for COVID-19?

The blood test for COVID-19, also known as a serology test, looks for the presence of antibodies in the blood but cannot diagnose an active infection. As COVID-19

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July 26, 2021

Are COVID-19 antibody blood tests considered accurate?

If you’ve taken a blood antibody test for SARS-CoV-2, then you may be wondering how to interpret your COVID-19 antibody test results. The COVID-19 antibody blood test, also

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July 26, 2021

How many days do antibodies remain in the blood for COVID-19?

You woke up one day unable to smell the cinnamon rolls baking, and realized that something was wrong. You’ve done your COVID-19 testing, found out that you were

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July 26, 2021

How Long After Exposure to Test Positive for Covid?

After any exposure to COVID-19, concern about whether or not you will fall ill and develop symptoms is going to be front of mind. Along with this is

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July 26, 2021

How soon after exposure to Covid are you contagious?

“I have Covid” - a dreaded text message or phone call that no one wants to receive, and one that starts you down the path of trying to

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July 26, 2021

Will I be contacted if I have been exposed to COVID19?

Millions of people have been involved in contact tracing within the last year. But for those who are unsure of the term, contact tracing is the process of

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July 26, 2021

When Should You Get Tested After Exposure to Someone With Covid19?

Getting tested after exposure to COVID-19 is a decision that can be inspired by both emotions and logic. On the one hand, anxiety and concern about potentially having

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July 26, 2021

How Long After Exposure to COVID Should I Get Tested?

If you have experienced exposure to COVID-19, you’re probably wondering “when should I get tested for COVID after exposure?” It is recommended you wait between five-seven days to

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July 16, 2021

Exposure to COVID-19

Finding out you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 inspires questions and fears for many people. When it comes to COVID-19 testing, you might be thinking:              “Do I still

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July 16, 2021

COVID-19 Antibody Test

COVID-19 antibody tests have the potential to play a critical role in helping our communities move forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, interest has grown in antibody

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July 16, 2021

Blood Test For COVID-19

The 2020 pandemic has led to many questions around COVID-19 and a lot of new vocabulary for many people. Questions often pop up, like: Can you test for

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July 16, 2021

Types of COVID Tests

Whether it’s your first COVID-19 test or just your most recent, every person wants to know about the types of COVID-19 testing available, which test they should get,

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July 16, 2021

COVID-19 PCR Tests

Over the past year, COVID-19 testing has become synonymous with discussions surrounding the virus. As cities and states begin to loosen restrictions around social distancing, it may be

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July 15, 2021

COVID-19 Testing

As we settle into our new normal, many people may think that COVID-19 testing may soon fall out of use. However, regardless of changing local regulations or mask