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Types Of Virus Tests Looked At – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/27/2020 at 2:17pm

As Transylvania County surpasses 100 cases of COVID-19, including two employees of The Oaks, testing is paramount in identifying positive cases and preventing the spread of the virus.

However, there has been some confusion among the public on the different types of COVID-19 tests, what those tests are meant to detect and how a person is diagnosed as a “positive” case.

There are three types of COVID-19 tests – two of which are diagnostic tests and meant to detect current infections. According to Elaine Russell, Transylvania County health director, both the diagnostic tests are admini...

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