The US is facing a looming shortage of supplies used to extract genetic material from any virus in a patient’s sample. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus testing in US could face ‘huge’ disruption due to looming shortage of critical lab materials

  • The slow pace of coronavirus testing could create a major gap in the US public health response, health experts say
  • Latest problem involves an inability to prepare samples for testing, due to a scarcity of supplies used to extract genetic material from patients
Topic |   Disease
The US is facing a looming shortage of supplies used to extract genetic material from any virus in a patient’s sample. Photo: Reuters
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