NOVA

How Coronavirus Tests Work

Clip: Season 47 Episode 10 | 6m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

What goes on inside those test tubes to detect whether a person is positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

Aired: 03/27/20

Rating: NR

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