Molecular Diagnostic Solutions Designed for the Patient and Optimized for the Laboratory in a Pandemic
Presented by: Heba Mostafa, MD, Ph.D, D(ABMM)
Dr. Heba Mostafa and her team have taken a non-conventional approach to guide and build a testing algorithm for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens at the Johns Hopkins Virology Laboratory. In this webinar, she will detail her experience, early on, in the pandemic for SARS-CoV-2 testing and the considerations taken for using different testing methods. She will also highlight how the implementation of the ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2 will aid in the screening of 18 respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, to further alleviate the burden on the laboratory as the next influenza season approaches, while providing the clinical team and ultimately patients, the results they need in a rapid actionable time frame.
Heba Mostafa, MD, Ph.D, D(ABMM) Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director Molecular Virology Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Medicine