Sample pooling is a method that originated in the 1940s, and used frequently in research. It has been used in other countries to screen their blood supply for HIV, hepatitis and other pathogens. It's application to Covid-19 testing can help alleviate our scarcity of testing reagents and skilled manpower.
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COVID-19 Outbreak and Response
The University of San Agustin Iloilo Office of Research and Global Relations, the Center for Informatics and the Department of Biology hosted a lecture on COVID-19 by Dr. Mario Antonio L. Jiz II last March 13, 2020. Dr. Jiz highlighted updates on disease epidemiology, surveillance, and diagnosis and discussed preventive measures to help curb the spread of the virus.