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Extraction of the Virus Genome (05810999)

COVID-19 Testing


William G. Dundon, Consultant, Molecular Biologist, Animal Production and Health Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture prepares the extraction of the virus genome.


Real time RT-PCR is the most accurate method to detect the COVID-19 virus. The FAO/IAEA Animal Protection and Health Laboratory has been helping countries use this technique to detect zoonotic (animal to human) diseases like COVID-19 and Ebola for decades. IAEA Seibersdorf, Austria. 7 May 2020


Photo Credit: Dean Calma / IAEA

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Taken on May 7, 2020