COVID-19 News & Education

The latest news, research, and COVID-19 testing information from Labcorp

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COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. RSV

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Learn the differences between the flu, COVID-19, and RSV and ways to diagnose them.

A Guide to the COVID-19 Variants

A Guide to the COVID-19 Variants: What You Need to Know About Testing and More

Learn about the multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants that have emerged since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Testing For Small Businesses

A Guide To COVID-19 Testing For Small Businesses

Helping your business get back to work safely.

COVID-19 Testing Differences

COVID-19 Testing Options to Detect Current Infection vs. Prior Infection

Get a better understanding of COVID-19 testing options – from what each type of test actually detects to sample collection and results. Know the facts to determine what’s best for you.

COVID-19 News

Jul 1 2021

Labcorp Extends COVID-19 Genomic Sequencing Work With The CDC

BURLINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2021 — Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, today announced the extension of its work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help identify and monitor variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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Tracking COVID-19 Variants

We have been regularly tracking variants of the virus throughout the pandemic. The sensitivity of our PCR test is not impacted by these variants.

Labcorp PCR Test Performance Confirmed

Variant B.1.1.7 (Alpha, Common name: U.K. Variant)
Variant B.1.351 (Beta Common name: South Africa Variant)
Variant P.1 (Gamma, Common name: Brazil Variant)
Variant B.1.526 (Iota, Common name: New York Variant)
Variant B.1.617.2 (Delta, Common name: India Variant)
Variant C.37 (Lambda, Common name: Peru Variant)

Labcorp has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide sequencing of samples of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

For more information visit US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants on the CDC website. 

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