U-M study explores ways to increase COVID-19 testing in Michigan
ANN ARBOR – As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, experts say the need for efficient and rapid testing remains critical. According to a new University of Michigan study, promoting incentives to quicken turnaround, having public health officials monitor testing operations in real-time and coordinate testing across state lines could prevent more deaths. Although diagnostic testing has increased in Michigan, many experts say that compulsory testing capacity and turnaround times to keep the spread at bay is lacking. The study’s lead author, Ravi Anupindi, said that although Michigan outperforms many states in testing, more needs to be done. For the study, researchers interviewed more than 20 public health experts, state leaders, epidemiologists and laboratory directors.