U.K. lab error behind 1,300 people being wrongly told they have coronavirus

Over 1,300 people in the U.K. were inaccurately informed they were infected with coronavirus after a laboratory error, the Department of Health and Social Care told Reuters on Saturday. “NHS … Read More

So long swabs: B.C. unveils new mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

British Columbia has rolled out a new “made in B.C.” COVID-19 test for kids that will no longer require an uncomfortable nasal swab. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced … Read More

Quebec woman’s patience tested by 8th positive COVID-19 test

She’s been tested so many times that Sarah-Laurence Côté says the nurses at the testing centre have started rooting for her. “They recognize me,” Côté says. “They say ’let’s hope … Read More

Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance ‘bizarre’

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. The … Read More

Saliva tests could make spotting coronavirus easier: expert

Twice a week, every week, students at the University of Illinois are asked to spit into a cup. It’s a new kind of test for coronavirus — one that replaces … Read More

University of New Brunswick developing portable coronavirus diagnostic tests

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are coming up with a faster way to diagnose COVID-19 with point-of-care devices that can be used by clinicians. Read more: Why COVID-19 … Read More

People develop protective antibodies after having COVID-19, but how long do they last?

A month after testing positive for COVID-19, a group of people with mild infections had protective antibodies in their blood, a new study has found. The study, whose findings should … Read More

What is coronavirus contact tracing and how important is it as Canada reopens?

Contact tracing is one of the key tools necessary to quell COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to experts. As provinces and territories reopen slowly and by … Read More

Canadian company says its coronavirus test could enhance screening

A Canadian company is ready to release its new COVID-19 test which it says is more accurate and could see tens of thousands of samples tested in one day. However, … Read More

U.S. approves first saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19

Rutgers University researchers have received U.S. government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, a new approach that could help expand testing options and reduce risks of … Read More

Test that can detect coronavirus in minutes gets U.S. approval

Abbott Laboratories said on Friday it won U.S. marketing approval for a diagnostic test for the coronavirus that can deliver results to patients within minutes and be used in physicians … Read More

Social distancing is crucial, but Canada also needs more coronavirus testing: experts

Canadians are being urged to stay home to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, but experts say social distancing isn’t enough to combat the disease – we need to … Read More