Avalon Labs Blog

  • How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Test

    As we mentioned on this blog previously: even as vaccines roll out, COVID-19 tests continue to be important. If you plan to get a test, you can pre...
  • As People Get Vaccinated, COVID-19 Tests Are Still Important

    There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines available for use in the US. Images of people receiving the vaccine can bring huge relief. It’s good—and ...
  • When Should You Get Tested for COVID-19?

    Ideally, you could get tested for COVID-19 at any time. During a pandemic of a virus that frequently causes no symptoms, it’s always a good idea to...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About At-Home COVID-19 Testing

    As cases surge, people may be wary of entering healthcare facilities, labs, or other COVID-19 testing sites. For those who feel safer staying at ho...
  • 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?