Test Kit Shortages To Drive-Through Testing

21 hours ago

In The Moment ... April 9, 2020 Show 792 Hour 2

Coronavirus testing has been at the center of pandemic response in the United States since the first case of COVID-19 was detected. From test kit shortages to drive-through testing sites, we've seen what's available to South Dakotans evolve. Now there's a new story to tell. 

Avera Now Testing In-House

Mar 27, 2020

In The Moment ... March 27, 2020 Show 783 Hour 2

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, testing has been key to slow the spread of COVID-19. It's also become key to a certain peace of mind for South Dakotans. Today we're talking about coronavirus testing done in-house at Avera and how the health system was poised to respond to the need because of existing infrastructure and expertise.

Gareth Davies, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Avera Institute for Human Genetics, and Dr. Michelle Bleile is the Medical Director for the Avera Institute for Human Genetics.