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How Covid test supply shortages could cause a ‘public health crisis’ of undiagnosed STIs – NBC News

How do I get a coronavirus test? What is a chlamydia test? Supply shortages for Covid-19 tests are causing shortages for tests for STDs and other infections.

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Scientist Melissa Miller never knows what to expect at her lab from week to week. Since last spring, theres been a constant shortage of testing supplies. Sometimes its the reagents needed to run tests, and other times its as simple as the plastic tips used on the pipettes.
The shortages still exist, said Miller, director of UNC Medical Centers clinical microbiology lab. Lab directors have been screaming about this for months.
Labs across the country have been facing dire shortages of supplies as…

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