What’s Behind Our COVID-19 Testing?
UC Davis is “passing the COVID test with flying colors,” MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle said, using a play on words as she concluded a recent interview with Professor Brad Pollock, associate dean for public health sciences, about the university’s COVID-19 testing program.
The saliva testing program started Sept. 14 when students began moving into campus housing for fall quarter, and subsequently expanded to serve the community through Healthy Davis Together.
Earlier this month, the UC Davis Genome Center tested the 100,000th saliva sample. Here we take a look at what’s behind the test, and how it came together.