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Update on the Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19

Update on the Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19

FREE VIDEO LECTURE - Download 'Certificate of Attendance' after passing the QUIZ with 80% or higher.


Video Lecture Details

Method of Participation: 

To receive a statement of credit, you must:

  • Watch the video in its entirety
  • Successfully complete the video post-test (80% or higher)
  • Submit certificate completion information
  • Receive the course evaluation


The current COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is a rapidly evolving global situation and laboratories play an important part in its management. This presentation will review current information about the virology of SARS-CoV-2, highlight the current approaches used for diagnosis and surveillance of the virus, and discuss the benefits and limitations of current laboratory testing methodologies.

Originally presented on December 9, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Kimberly E. Hanson, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine 

Section Chief of Clinical Microbiology and Medical Director of Mycology

ARUP Laboratories 

Head of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease Services

University Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Center


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Review the virology of SARS-CoV-2
  • Discuss current approaches to diagnosis and surveillance
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of available test methodologies

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories

NO FEE is associated with this continuing education activity. All CE credit granted on this website ( is provided as a service to medical laboratory professionals as part of the academic mission of the University of Utah’s Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories. After completing the post-test and submitting your information where prompted, a certificate will be generated and available for printing or saving.

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