MUSC lab finds COVID-19 Variants of Concern

March 25, 2021

Helen Adams from MUSC describes the recent work and findings for COVID-19 surveillance efforts at MUSC. 

"About 40% of the coronavirus samples analyzed in March by scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina are “variants of concern” or “variants of interest,” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." This comes from the recent story written by MUSC's Helen Adams titled "MUSC lab finds coronavirus 'variants of concern' in samples from this month."

The laboratory started sequencing in December of 2020. The laboratory sequenced 25% of the positive samples identified in the central Molecular Pathology lab at the Charleston campus of MUSC between the dates of March 1st through March 10th (seen in the graph below). 

Bar chart shows changes in coronavirus variants from December 2020 to March 2021.

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