Avalon Labs Blog

  • As COVID-19 Cases Rise All Over the Country, Testing is Key

    COVID-19 cases are rising all over the United States. Last week, over 60,000 people were in hospitals with COVID-19. That is over 2,000 more people...
  • How are COVID-19 Tests Administered?

    You’ve no doubt been hearing all about the importance of COVID-19 testing since March. But less has been written about how these tests are actually...
  • Antibody or Diagnostic Tests: What’s the Difference?

    With all the talk about different types of COVID-19 testing—rapid tests, diagnostic tests, antibody tests—it can get confusing. We’ve covered rapid...
  • The Importance of Widespread COVID-19 Testing

    Nearly every public health expert and organization agrees that—in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine—widespread testing is key to curtailing the pan...
  • With COVID-19, Knowledge is Power

    By now most of us know at least the basics of COVID-19—it spreads easily from person to person; it’s more likely to spread indoors in congregate se...
  • Get Tested Before You Show Symptoms

    There’s been much talk about asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 spread. However, these terms differ. Asymptomatic refers to people who test ...
  • Rapid Tests: Compromising Accuracy for Speed

    By now you have probably heard that fast and accurate testing is one of the best ways to stop COVID-19 spread. You may have also heard about rapid ...
  • What is Contact Tracing and Why is it Important?

    You’ve probably heard the term “contact tracing” by now. So, what is it—and why has everyone been talking about it?
  • Why Tests Are Important, Even With No Symptoms

    You may have recently read that the CDC walked back guidelines for asymptomatic people, stating that those without symptoms don’t necessarily need testing. However, public health officials almost unanimously disagree with this guidance. 40% of people with COVID-19 remain asymptomatic for the entirety of their infection.
  • Back to School? Work? Here’s How to Stay Safe

    Since the pandemic began, we’ve been hearing the phrase “congregate settings.” While the term has always existed, it suddenly came into vogue. Why? Because congregate settings are responsible for a majority of COVID-19 spread. In short, a congregate setting is a place where a numerous people gather in close proximity.
  • Why Fast COVID-19 Test Results Matter

    As businesses, schools, and other public places have opened, demand for COVID-19 tests has increased. This means most of the major testing companies are swamped, causing delays in results.
  • Why COVID-19 Testing is Important at Colleges and Universities

    The biggest labs across the country are at full capacity, leaving their COVID-19 testing turnaround times at 7-10 days. Avalon Lab Solutions limits the number of tests we take on, allowing 24-48 hours for results.