From Nasal Swab to Results: COVID-19 Testing Explained

A step-by-step guide to what’s happening behind the scenes at the GW Public Health Lab.

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February 07, 2022

Have you ever thought about what happens to your COVID-19 test after you hand off your nasal swab at one of George Washington University’s testing centers? Since beginning operations in August 2020, the GW Public Health Lab has processed nearly 400,000 PCR tests to ensure the safety of the university community. 

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