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In the latest UNC Health COVID-19 media briefing, Melissa Miller, PhD, discussed many aspects of testing for COVID-19, including the importance of testing during the upcoming flu season. You can watch the entire briefing here.

Melissa Miller, PhD, director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology Labs at the UNC Medical Center and professor in the UNC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been at the forefront of COVID-19 testing since early in 2020, when she was one of the first lab directors in the country to develop a highly specific and accurate test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Her lab has been testing patient samples since March 16. Watch the accompanying video for her perspective on the latest news related to testing in North Carolina and across the country.