NJ lab’s new test can rapidly identify coronavirus variants

Test by Atlantic Consolidated Lab can yield results in hours rather than days

A new test by a New Jersey laboratory for variants of the coronavirus can get results within just four hours instead of several days. Atlantic Consolidated Lab’s test is critically important for public health and vaccine research as health officials try to track the spread of virus variants across New Jersey and as medical researchers work to adapt COVID-19 vaccines to the new mutations.

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