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SARS-CoV-2 Testing: Where We are Today

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT Credit
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:NOV.17.2020 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $0.00

Member Price: $0.00

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Register for this live webinar to learn the latest information on how SARS-CoV-2 testing has evolved. With your registration, you will have access to the recording on demand through November 30, 2021.


Going beyond the basics, Dr. Pettengill will discuss the latest information on how SARS-CoV-2 has evolved and spread into the pandemic we have today. Discussion will also focus on the advantages and limitations of testing methods including PCR, serology, and antigen testing as well as testing platforms. With this updated knowledge, participants will better understand the types of available tests, how to set up a laboratory for SARS-CoV-2 testing, and consideration for different testing approaches.


This activity is designed for lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), point-of-care coordinators, and other laboratory professionals overseeing and/or carrying out SARS-CoV-2 testing.


At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize how SARS-CoV-2 testing has impacted laboratory workflows and settings.
  • Understand the latest updates and guidelines to SARS-CoV-2 testing.


Matthew Pettengill HeadshotMatthew Pettengill, PhD, D (ABMM)
Scientific Director of Clinical Microbiology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA


AACC is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty and reviewers reported no relevant financial relationship:

  • Matthew Pettengill, PhD, D (ABMM) (Speaker)
  • Nikolina Babic, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
  • Y. Victoria Zhang, PhD, MBA, DABCC, FAACC


All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR All scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 2046. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.


Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].