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IndyVideo: How coronavirus testing works

A test tube used in Panther machines testing for coronavirus at the Nevada State Public Health Lab in Reno on May 9, 2020. (Joey Lovato/The Nevada Independent)

Public health officials say testing is an important part of the long road out of the coronavirus pandemic, but what exactly is happening with testing in Nevada — and what does it mean to get tested? How does it work and what components are needed? And how is it a bit like cake mix, as one state health professional has said? This video explainer walks you through the process and the supply chain ramp-up that is underway.

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