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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 labs and companies producing COVID-19 tests with assurance that their equipment is working properly, eventually harmonising equipment across Europe. By collecting a large amount of epidemiological data and providing specific epidemiological circumstances, we assist governments in responding to the virus more effectively.

Find out more on Covid on our website the EU Science Hub.

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