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ACT: Alliance for Comprehensive Testing

ACT: Alliance for Comprehensive Testing

Testing will continue to play an important role in helping to fight against COVID-19 even as vaccination numbers grow. We need comprehensive testing to help curb the spread of variants, safeguard the unvaccinated, and support ongoing wellness. Testing can also help manage the harm caused by “long haul” COVID-19 conditions and uncover hidden pandemics caused by delayed care and healthcare disparities.

Quest Diagnostics started ACT with a diverse coalition of nonprofit, community, and business organizations. Beyond COVID-19, ACT recognizes the importance of expanding its focus to broader community wellness and new comprehensive testing resources for other public health challenges, such as the opioid epidemic and drug misuse. We are committed to educating the public on the value of comprehensive testing for the good of public health now and in the future.

COVID-19 Testing 101

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is more than looking for a “positive” or “negative” result. Learn about the different methods of testing that help combat COVID-19.
Get the facts on testing

Dive deeper into the role of each test.

Which COVID-19 test is right for your needs?

Use our Right Test Right Time Tool to find out.

Do you have all the drug testing info you need?

Discover why presumptive and definitive drug tests should be ordered on the same day

Drug misuse weighing on our minds

Learn how the pandemic has affected drug misuse and what physicians are afraid of

Increase in non-prescribed fentanyl use

See how the pandemic has affected the prescription drug crisis

Missed signs of drug misuse

Read more about how telehealth has made it harder for physicians to recognize signs of drug misuse

Standard of care in clinical drug testing

Learn how clear testing guidelines can help prevent drug misuse

The difference in drug tests

Learn the difference between presumptive and definitive drug tests

Trust the numbers on drug misuse

Understand why drug testing is critical to safeguard against drug misuse with patients

Worrying about illicit fentanyl misuse

Understand the reasons why physicians recently surveyed are worried about illicit fentanyl misuse

Antibody testing

Choosing the right antibody test

Las pruebas de anticuerpos

Selección de la prueba de anticuerpos adecuada

Detecting drug misuse with clinical drug testing

Find out how drug testing results help physicians determine if prescription drugs are being misused

COVID Tests FAQ Info Sheet

Get the basics of characteristics, costs, and accuracy of each testing method: PCR, antigen, and antibody.

Hoja de información sobre pruebas de COVID-19

Conozca las características, los costos y la precisión de cada método de prueba: PCR, antígeno y anticuerpo.

Infografía de la Prueba Correcta en el Momento Oportuno (Right Test Right Time)

Utilice esta guía útil para determinar qué prueba de COVID-19 es la adecuada para sus necesidades.

Right test right time tool

Use this helpful guide to determine which COVID test is right for your needs.

Post-COVID Syndrome White Paper

Use this in-depth analysis to understand the long-term health effects caused by post-COVID syndrome.

Comprehensive Testing White Paper

Dive deeper into the specific characteristics and uses of each testing method: PCR, antigen, and antibody.

COVID-19 Testing Info Sheet

Get the basics in a quick and handy summary of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing methods.

Hidden Pandemics Info Sheet

Read more about how significant health issues disproportionately affect communities of color and vulnerable populations.

Back to School Protocol Info Sheet

Use this guide to help students and faculty return to school in a responsible way.

Back to Work Protocol Info Sheet

Help employees return responsibly by implementing these COVID-19 testing protocols.

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