The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic showed limitations in human outbreak testing. Veterinary diagnostic laboratories (VDLs) possess capabilities to bolster emergency test capacity. Surveys from 26 participating VDLs found human SARS-CoV-2 testing was mutually beneficial, including One Health benefits. VDLs indicated testing >3.8 million human samples during the pandemic, which included some challenges.

SEE: Integrating Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories for Emergency Use Testing during Pandemics - Volume 30, Number 2—February 2024 - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC