As coronavirus vaccines become more widely available, clinical laboratory testing continues to play a vital role in managing the pandemic, working in tandem with the vaccines to curb the spread of the coronavirus. We at AACC have also been hearing new questions from the public about the vaccines, as well as the impact they’ll have on testing. So once again, we’ve asked leading laboratory experts to give their take, in order to help people make informed decisions about getting vaccinated and how to approach coronavirus testing afterward.
Will the COVID-19 Vaccines Change My DNA and Ability to Test for the Virus?
AACC President Dr. David Grenache discusses how COVID-19 vaccines work at a genetic level, and why you can rest assured that they won’t change how your body functions or interfere with coronavirus tests.
When Should Vaccinated People Get a Coronavirus Test?
There are a number of reasons why you might still need to get a coronavirus test even after you’re vaccinated. AACC President-Elect Dr. Stephen Master explains.
COVID-19 Variants – Should I Be Concerned?
As the coronavirus continues to evolve, AACC Board member Dr. Shannon Haymond delves into what we know about how the virus’s variants will impact vaccination and testing.
Meet the Experts
AACC President Dr. David Grenache is the chief scientific officer at TriCore Reference Laboratories and a clinical professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
AACC President-Elect Dr. Stephen Master is chief of the division of laboratory medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
AACC Board member Dr. Shannon Haymond is the director of clinical mass spectrometry at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and associate professor of pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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