COVID-19 testing catching variants

Testing opportunities are available throughout La Crosse County

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – As new variants of COVID-19 are discovered, health leaders are learning about the virus.

That includes how testing is able to detect variants that may be more infectious.

Medical experts with Gundersen Health System say changes in virus is expected.

So far, tests we have are able to detect the variations, but that might not always be true.

“It’s possible at some point that could change, but the immediate term that has not happened. And so all the assets, all the tests, they pick up all these variants and all these mutants. Just like they did at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Sean Agger, Gundersen Health System laboratory medical director.

There are testing opportunities throughout our area every week.