Going Beyond Viral Detection: COVID-19 Diagnostics

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred the development of nearly 300 diagnostics aimed at detecting exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.1 Many of these tests are available for use in multiple settings of care to identify the presence of virus, assess viral load, and determine whether a patient has been infected. As we near the end of the acute epidemiology phase of COVID-19 diagnostics, the next generation of diagnostics will address COVID-19 as an endemic disease.