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COVID-19 testing capacity and supplies are strained. Some labs are turning to pooling tests to meet the demand. – USA TODAY

Pooling of COVID-19 tests help alleviate stress on timely results, supplies and workers but they aren’t effective in all situations.

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SportsPulse: There’s one major reason why a fall without football is a real possibility: lack of robust COVID-19 testing. We dissect why.
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With results from COVID-19 tests routinely taking one week or longer to complete, some labs are trying a new approach called sample pooling.
The idea is labs can save coveted supplies if they test samples from multiple patients at once. If the test finds no signs a pooled sample contains the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the group of people te…

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