Ann Lab Med 2020; 40(5): 349-350
COVID-19 Testing in South Korea: Current Status and the Need for Faster Diagnostics
Young Jin Kim, M.D., Ph.D.1, Heungsup Sung, M.D., Ph.D.2, Chang-Seok Ki, M.D., Ph.D.3, and Mina Hur, M.D., Ph.D.4
1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; 3GC Genome, Yongin, Korea; 4Department of Laboratory Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding author: Mina Hur, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, 120-1 Neungdong-ro, Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05030, Korea
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Published online: September 1, 2020.
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Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Korea, Diagnostic testing, Outbreak, Emergency use authorization

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