Inside one of the largest COVID-19 testing labs

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer visits a PCR lab run by Curative, a start-up company now performing nearly 10% of the nation's daily COVID-19 tests. 
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And New York will keep it safe. Learn more at elections.ny.gov Welcome back to gma. Researchers are looking at whether or not home testing clinics can save you a trip to the clinic. Devin Myer has more. Public health experts say that testing for covid-19 will need to remain a top priority through the end of next year. Some scientists are looking to make it as routine as pushing your at the time. For now the highly accurate test done in a lab is the gold standard. We have a look inside the company curative that has done four million tests in less than six months. Being fought swab by swab. The covid testing operation is humming. ABC news got an exclusive look at the operation processing nearly 20% of the local tests. The trump administration says more than 120 million covid tests will be available nationwide in October, and far fewer Americans are being tested. Only around one million per day, less than 30 million per month. I think people are confused. They don't know what to do and whether or not to get a test. We definitely want people to do tested. If you're symptomatic you need to be tegsed. If you have been in close contact with a person known to have the disease you should get tested. We need to have many individuals tested on a routine basis. Companies designing at home tests tell ABC news they can manufacture millions of tests per day and they could be widely available immediately. We should probably be doing something like 20 million tests per day. The federal government is not sold on the idea. They have concerns about accuracy and sensitivity. 300 Americans right here who have swabbed themselves. Their samples are in the files? Right. But no amount of testing can keep the virus from spreading. You can't rely on that as your card to say it is okay to get together. I would not risk my family's life or my mother's life on that. He is confident that at-home tests will be a reality at some opponent. One of the biggest concerns is how to get the results reported to authorities. For now as we go toward the holidays and the family the best advice is to wear a mask and keep that distance. Hanks, we were all just tested here this morning, testing makes a difference in health with the information.

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