is an effective way to identify asymptomatic carriers, stop contagions from spreading, and allow people to safely return to work and social interaction. One of the most efficient ways to implement widespread testing is by group testing, or batch testing, via ddPCR. Using a highly sensitive test on groups of people that live or work together, we can identify early and asymptomatic carriers on an ongoing basis while conserving scarce testing resources.
The processes causing bottlenecks in testing can be aided by professional scientists available to help with reagent sourcing, testing personnel, and testing validation. As these processes are refined, it’s essential that the average person has access to accurate and timely information about where to get tested, driven by publicly available data. Projects included here are examples of critical components of an effective widespread testing strategy.