Source: News & Observer

Clinical microbiology experts in Chapel Hill have developed a diagnostic test for the coronavirus, according to the News & Observer.

“The benefit for our test is really our turnaround time,” Melissa Miller said. Miller is director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology Labs at UNC Medical Center.

The UNC test will be in use at the UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Hospital and UNC Health affiliate hospitals across the state. The UNC test alleviates pressure on the state health department and LabCorp. 

Entities like UNC being able to test will increase the number of overall tests and help officials target areas with higher numbers of infection.

Expanded capacity to test for the virus will help officials prioritize and stem the spread. 

Read the full article from the News & Observer here.