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  1. Ogbebor, Osakpolor MD
  2. Min, Zaw MD, FACP, FIDSA
  3. Cheema, Tariq MD, FCCP, MMM
  4. Bhanot, Nitin MD, MPH, FIDSA


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Following this, there has been a rapid development in policies and strategies to contain and mitigate the pandemic. One of such strategies involves the development and utilization of testing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative organism of COVID-19. In this article, we explore the diagnostic modalities for COVID-19 based on the available information to date.