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The science behind reliable COVID-19 testing

The Joint Research Centre developed reference materials to ensure that coronavirus tests do not produce a false negative result for someone who is infected with COVID-19.

The innovation aims to provide assurance to labs and companies producing COVID-19 tests that their kit is working properly, eventually harmonising equipment across Europe. We can help governments respond to the virus more effectively by collecting a large amount of epidemiological data and providing specific epidemiological circumstances.

Find out more about JRC science against COVID-19.

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